ntpsec-ntpdate - client for setting system time from NTP servers

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Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename ntpsec-ntpdate_1.1.3+dfsg1-2_amd64.deb
Package name ntpsec-ntpdate
Package version 1.1.3+dfsg1
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/net
Homepage https://www.ntpsec.org
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 30.68 KB
Installed size 116.00 KB
NTP, the Network Time Protocol, is used to keep computer clocks
accurate by synchronizing them over the Internet or a local network,
or by following an accurate hardware receiver that interprets GPS,
DCF-77, or similar time signals.
ntpdate is a simple NTP client that sets a system's clock to match
the time obtained by communicating with one or more NTP servers.  It
is not sufficient, however, for maintaining an accurate clock in the
long run.  ntpdate by itself is useful for occasionally setting the
time on machines that do not have full-time network access, such as
This is the NTPsec version of ntpdate.  NTPsec is a secure, hardened,
and improved implementation derived from the original NTP project.
If the full NTP daemon from the package "ntpsec" is installed, then
ntpsec-ntpdate is not necessary.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ntpsec-ntpdate_1.1.3+dfsg1-2_i386.deb 1.1.3+dfsg1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
ntpsec-ntpdate - - -


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netbase -
python3 >= 3.3
python3-ntp -


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ntpdate -


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ntpdate -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package ntpsec-ntpdate_1.1.3+dfsg1-2_amd64.deb
Source Package ntpsec

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ntpsec-ntpdate deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ntpsec-ntpdate




2019-02-04 - Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com>
ntpsec (1.1.3+dfsg1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Suppress lintian warning
* Backport a KOD rate-limiting fix
* Backport control key error handling in ntpq
* Backport PPS doc updates and "prefer" support
* Backport pool documentation updates
* Backport "Add security fixes to NEWS"
* Backport neoclock crash fix
* Backport ntpkeygen/ntploggps versioning fix
* Backport strncpy/strncat => strlcpy/strlcat fixes
* Backport various documentation fixes
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes)
* Backport Python egg .info file
* Fix broken version substitution in ntpleapfetch
* Use SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH from pkg-info.mk
* Make debian/upstream/signing-key.asc minimal
* Explain why the tarball is repacked
* Remove an unused lintian override
* Remove unused code from debian/rules
* Suppress lintian manpage warning
* Fix a spelling error
* Suppress lintian warnings for systemd [Install]
* Add Documentation= to ntp-wait.service
* Add Documentation= to ntpsec-systemd-netif.*
* Remove GPL/OpenSSL lintian override
2019-01-17 - Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com>
ntpsec (1.1.3+dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream version (Closes: 919513)
- Lots of typo fixes, documentation cleanups, test targets.
- CVE-2019-6442: "An authenticated attacker can write one byte out of
bounds in ntpd via a malformed config request, related to
config_remotely in ntp_config.c, yyparse in ntp_parser.tab.c, and
yyerror in ntp_parser.y."
- CVE-2019-6443: "Because of a bug in ctl_getitem, there is a stack-based
buffer over-read in read_sysvars in ntp_control.c in ntpd.
- CVE-2019-6444: "process_control() in ntp_control.c has a stack-based
buffer over-read because attacker-controlled data is dereferenced by
ntohl() in ntpd."
- CVE-2019-6445: "An authenticated attacker can cause a NULL pointer
dereference and ntpd crash in ntp_control.c, related to ctl_getitem."
* Drop debian/patches/fix-ntploggps.patch (merged upstream)
* Refresh patches
* Revert "Use python3-gps"
At this time, python3-gps is only available in experimental.
* Disable the waf PYTHON_GPS check
* Update debian/copyright
* Fix ntpdate.8 documentation of -B
* Changes as of ntp_4.2.8p12+dfsg-3 have been merged as appropriate:
- Update ntpdate.8 from ntpdate.html
Thanks to Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
- Update ntpdate.README.Debian
Thanks to Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
- As a notable exception, while the ntp package has removed the ntpdate
hooks, I have not (yet?) done so in ntpsec.
* Set Rules-Requires-Root: no
* Sort debian/ntpsec.maintscript
2018-12-18 - Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com>
ntpsec (1.1.2+dfsg1-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use python3-gps
2018-12-07 - Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com>
ntpsec (1.1.2+dfsg1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Bjarni Ingi Gislason ]
* ntpdate.8: Some minor corrections to the manual (Closes: 915937)
[ Richard Laager ]
* Update ntpdate.8
2018-11-18 - Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com>
ntpsec (1.1.2+dfsg1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Strip tos lines when using DHCP servers (Closes: 913964)
2018-09-30 - Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com>
ntpsec (1.1.2+dfsg1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Cleanup /var/lib/ntpsec on purge (Closes: 909923)
2018-09-27 - Richard Laager <rlaager@wiktel.com>
ntpsec (1.1.2+dfsg1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop dependency on python3-all-dev (Closes: 909731)

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