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Network Time Protocol (NTP) Amplification Attacks

Original release date: January 10, 2014

A vulnerability in the "monlist" feature of ntpd can allow remote attackers to cause distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) via forged requests. US-CERT and the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Center (CCIRC) have both observed active use of this attack vector in recent DDoS attacks.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the CCIRC document as well as US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#348126 for more information.

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