FreeBSD : ntpd DRDoS / Amplification Attack using ntpdc monlist command (3d95c9a7-7d5c-11e3-a8c1-206a8a720317)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description : reports :

Unrestricted access to the monlist feature in ntp_request.c in ntpd in
NTP before 4.2.7p26 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (traffic amplification) via forged (1) REQ_MON_GETLIST or (2)
REQ_MON_GETLIST_1 requests, as exploited in the wild in December 2013

Use noquery to your default restrictions to block all status queries.

Use disable monitor to disable the ``ntpdc -c monlist'' command while
still allowing other status queries.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71960 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64692

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5211