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LIN6-10451 : Security Advisory - ntp - CVE-2015-7705

Created: Oct 22, 2015    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Nov 24, 2015
Previous ID: LIN4-33111
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Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Userspace


A flaw was found in the way NTP handled rate limiting. An attacker able to send a large number of crafted requests to an NTP server could trigger the rate limiting on that server, and prevent clients from getting a usable reply from the server.

The default NTP configuration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not enable rate limiting.

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