[El-errata] ELSA-2015-2231 Moderate: Oracle Linux 7 ntp security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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Mon Nov 23 19:09:33 PST 2015

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2015-2231


The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:



Description of changes:

- check origin timestamp before accepting KoD RATE packet (CVE-2015-7704)
- allow only one step larger than panic threshold with -g (CVE-2015-5300)

- validate lengths of values in extension fields (CVE-2014-9297)
- drop packets with spoofed source address ::1 (CVE-2014-9298)
- reject packets without MAC when authentication is enabled (CVE-2015-1798)
- protect symmetric associations with symmetric key against DoS attack 
- fix generation of MD5 keys with ntp-keygen on big-endian systems 
- add option to set Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) (#1202828)
- add nanosecond support to SHM refclock (#1117702)
- allow creating all SHM segments with owner-only access (#1122012)
- allow different thresholds for forward and backward step (#1193154)
- allow symmetric keys up to 32 bytes again (#1191111)
- don't step clock for leap second with -x option (#1191122)
- don't drop packets with source port below 123 (#1171640)
- retry joining multicast groups (#1207014)
- increase memlock limit again (#1053569)
- warn when monitor can't be disabled due to limited restrict (#1191108)
- use larger RSA exponent in ntp-keygen (#1191116)
- fix crash in ntpq mreadvar command (#1180721)
- move sntp kod database to allow SELinux labeling (#1082934)
- fix typos in ntpd man page (#1195211)
- improve documentation of restrict command (#1213953)

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