NTP users are strongly urged to take immediate action to ensure that their NTP daemons are not susceptible to being used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Please also take this opportunity to defeat denial-of-service attacks by implementing Ingress and Egress filtering through BCP38.
ntp-4.2.8p10was released on 21 March 2017. It addresses 6 medum- and 5 low-severity security issues, 4 informational security topics, 15 bugfixes, and contains other improvements over 4.2.8p9.
Please see the NTP Security Notice for vulnerability and mitigation details.Are you using Autokey in production? If so, please contact Harlan - he's got some questions for you.
ntpq, uses the function
ntpq_stripquotes()to remove quotes and escape characters from a given string. According to the documentation, the function is supposed to return the number of copied bytes but due to incorrect pointer usage this value is always zero. Although the return value of this function is never used in the code, this flaw could lead to a vulnerability in the future. Since relying on wrong return values when performing memory operations is a dangerous practice, it is recommended to return the correct value in accordance with the documentation pertinent to the code.