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Id RHBA-2011:1454-01
Name Red Hat 2011:1454-01 RHBA ntp bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 16 Nov 2011 12:00:00

RHBA-2011:1454-01

Red Hat 2011:1454-01 RHBA ntp bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

16 Nov 2011 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2011-1454.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with another referenced time source. This package includes the ntpd daemon which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used to query and configure the ntpd daemon. This update fixes the following bug: * The ntp-keygen utility always used the DES-CBC (Data Encryption Standard-Cipher Block Chaining) encryption algorithm to encrypt private NTP keys. This algorithm is not supported in FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) mode. As a consequence, ntp-keygen generated empty private keys when it was used on systems with FIPS mode enabled. To solve this problem, a new "-C" option has been added for ntp-keygen that allows for selection of an encryption algorithm for private key files. Private NTP keys are now generated as expected on systems with FIPS mode enabled. (BZ#449750) All users of ntp are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.

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