NTP ntpd readvar Variable Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

It is possible to execute code on the remote host through the NTP
server.

Description :

The remote NTP server was vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack which
allows anyone to use it to execute arbitrary code as root.

Solution :

Disable this service if you do not use it, or upgrade.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 10647 ()

Bugtraq ID: 2540

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0414