Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 11.0 / 12.0 / 12.1 / 12.2 / 13.0 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : ntp (SSA:2009-343-01)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New ntp packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix a
security issue. If a spoofed mode 7 packet is sent to a vulnerable NTP
daemon it may cause CPU and/or disk space exhaustion, resulting in a
denial of service.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e2365a43

Solution :

Update the affected ntp package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43102 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37255

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3563