[ntp:security] [Bug 2781] authentication doesn't protect symmetric associations against DoS attacks

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Tue May 19 15:41:16 UTC 2015


Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.org> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.org> 2015-05-19 15:41:16 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> It was mentioned that this issue can impact NTPv3 also. However attached patch
> does not seem to be relevant xntp 3.5 because corresponding code is not there,
> which is peer->xmt = p_xmt;
> Can you please let me know if a patch/fix is available for xntp 3.5
> Thanks.

NTP 3.5 has not been supported for many years. You should upgrade to the latest
version of NTP which is currently 4.2.8p2. Is there a reason to fix 3.5 instead
of upgrading to the latest version which can at least be supported?


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