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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004613Kali Linux[All Projects] New Tool Requestspublic2020-01-13 13:58
ReporterWSLuser Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004613: NTPSEC
DescriptionInstead of using normal NTP and having to build from source ntpsec from Gitlab, please include it either as part of base installation or as a package that pulls directly from their Gitlab (or their Gitlab to your repository similar to what you do for Debian packages). Link to their project is here: They do have a mirror setup in Github:

Gitlab appears to be updated more frequently than the mirror on Github (but not much more frequently).

Justification is to considerably improve security and remove the tons of obsolete code that NTP proper has.
Steps To ReproduceFollow the build steps above to build NTPSEC and run applicable tools on Kali and compare results to NTP proper. Change log and list of differences is officially provided by the project to prevent this step.
Additional InformationThis is for those who use NTP on Kali. As this is a security focused distro, having a secured version of NTP easily available would increase overall security of the OS and become more widely adopted.



2020-01-13 13:58

administrator   ~0011909

This is more Debian (OS) than Kali (pentesting)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-03-08 14:55 WSLuser New Issue
2018-05-08 08:06 g0tmi1k Summary Add NTPSEC as a package or a default instead of NTP => NTPSEC
2020-01-13 13:58 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0011909
2020-01-13 13:58 g0tmi1k Status new => closed
2020-01-13 13:58 g0tmi1k Resolution open => no change required