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Security Linux News for Apr 08, 2001

  • Dan Anderson: xntp3 unofficial security fix for RedHat (2001-04-08 17:36:44)
    "Dan Anderson has provided unofficial patched RPM's for the xntp3 exploit several other distributions have announced fixes for over the past few days."

  • Caldera Security Update: remote root exploit in ntpd (2001-04-08 14:37:08)
    "The ntp time synchronisation demon has a buffer overflow in its control request parsing which allows any remote attacker to gain root access, if the demon is running. Caldera Systems is shipping this demon disabled by default, but we urge our customers to either deinstall or upgrade the package."