Updated ntp packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat EnterpriseLinux 6.5 Advanced Update Support.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer’s time withanother referenced time source.

This package includes the ntpd daemon whichcontinuously adjusts system time and utilities used to query and configure thentpd daemon.This update fixes the following bug:* Previously, when the ntpd daemon was configured with the “-x” option to adjustthe system clock slowly instead of changing the time instantaneously, the systemclock was incorrectly changed instantaneously when a leap second occurred.
Incertain applications, this could lead to a variety of system clock relatedproblems, such as incorrect event sorting or triggering.

To fix this bug, ntpdnow adjusts for the leap second slowly over a long interval, which prevents thedescribed problems. (BZ#1381600)Users of ntp are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix thisbug.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevantto your system have been applied.For details on how to apply this update, refer to:https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.5)

SRPMS:
ntp-4.2.6p5-2.el6_5.2.src.rpm
    MD5: d26ed124a6fd84aac6b516da8185b408SHA-256: c7c0018e35670f903fb6a0ad71e8a0d3620ba31c5ba0fc44b2d3a9b1e05a1c7a
 
x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-2.el6_5.2.x86_64.rpm
    MD5: d2e33785c47867ce5a55f81d1623cb61SHA-256: 891d4474b9e319e1c8575b4e72035d658eb92370496e3fa1799f9e0fe5d6e918
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-2.el6_5.2.x86_64.rpm
    MD5: 619e0c6ba4e910b6b776f53e2b7e2937SHA-256: efd6ce810704d8281feea8391c4f5cde43c052614ba2b9ba2904dd27f81dff91
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-2.el6_5.2.noarch.rpm
    MD5: e8d3dd235ee450ae92e0b4dbbf255c59SHA-256: 586cba5ddbf9b6ea3b7047a918ede9ff6a56ad23af17ba34c871bf85705d1585
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-2.el6_5.2.x86_64.rpm
    MD5: 5c59ace11158673a193e029d8221bd88SHA-256: 531b962cdbf2bea25dce3d10a4071e5722025b805c123f97791717426d6ce857
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-2.el6_5.2.x86_64.rpm
    MD5: 958cdc4d7bfb9e1bfb3d34c5e314393bSHA-256: 4008c3fa8cecc16252b26c5ecb9ccf833dd42456acbd0a5762e0f8b6a9fa90bb
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

1381600 – ntpd -x steps clock on leap second

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