AlertsGPS Daemon Security Advisory

Number: AV21-532
Date: 22 October 2021

On 21 October 2021 US-CERT published an Advisory to highlight a bug in the following product:

  • GPS Daemon (GPSD) – versions 3.20 to 3.22

On 24 October 2021, Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers using the affected versions of this product may reset to March 2002, potentially affecting the availability of systems and services that rely on NTP.

The Cyber Centre encourages users and administrators to review the provided web link and apply the necessary updates.

GPS Daemon
https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2021/10/21/gps-daemon-gpsd-rollover-bug

Note to Readers

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