CVE-2015-1799

MEDIUM

Description

The symmetric-key feature in the receive function in ntp_proto.c in ntpd in NTP 3.x and 4.x before 4.2.8p2 performs state-variable updates upon receiving certain invalid packets, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to cause a denial of service (synchronization loss) by spoofing the source IP address of a peer.

References

http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2781

http://listengine.tuxfamily.org/chrony.tuxfamily.org/chrony-announce/2015/04/msg00002.html

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Jun/msg00002.html

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-April/155863.html

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-April/155864.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-04/msg00052.html

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=143213867103400&w=2

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=145750740530849&w=2

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1459.html

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT204942

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SecurityNotice#Recent_Vulnerabilities

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20150408-ntpd

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=38275

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3222

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3223

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/374268

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2015:202

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinapr2015-2511959.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/73950

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1032031

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2567-1

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10114

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201509-01

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2015-04-08

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-17

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 5.5

Severity: MEDIUM