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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2496

Original release date: 09/02/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The xntpd ntp (ntpd) daemon before 4.2.0b, when run with the -u option and using a string to specify the group, uses the group ID of the user instead of the group, which causes xntpd to run with different privileges than intended.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0393
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:156
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9669
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21464
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-801
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016679
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2005-1561
External Source: XF
Name: ntp-incorrect-group-permissions(22035)
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2005-812
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 19055
External Source: BID
Name: 14673
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 16602
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9669
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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