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.See StartingNTPDev for discussion of this topic.
ntp-4.2.8p7was released on 26 April 2016. It addresses 11 low- and medium-severity security issues, 16 bugfixes, and contains other improvements over 4.2.8p6.
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.
initscript. If you are installing a pre-packaged version of NTP, the
initscript infrastructure may be pre-configured for you. If you are installing directly from the source you may have to manually configure your
initsystem to start NTP at boot time.