CVE-2015-7974

HIGH
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Description

NTP 4.x before 4.2.8p6 and 4.3.x before 4.3.90 do not verify peer associations of symmetric keys when authenticating packets, which might allow remote attackers to conduct impersonation attacks via an arbitrary trusted key, aka a "skeleton key."

References

http://www.talosintel.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0071/

http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2936

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/NtpBug2936

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/81960

https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03750en_us

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201607-15

https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03766en_us

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034782

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3629

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20171031-0001/

https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-16:09.ntp.asc

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2583.html

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-497656.pdf

https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ics/advisories/icsa-21-103-11

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-01-26

Updated: 2021-04-26

Type: CWE-287

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N

Impact Score: 4

Exploitability Score: 3.1

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (36 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
125009EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : ntp (EulerOS-SA-2019-1556)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
106499pfSense < 2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SA-16_01 - SA-16_02)NessusFirewalls
critical
102128AIX NTP v3 Advisory : ntp_advisory7.asc (IV87614) (IV87419) (IV87615) (IV87420) (IV87939)NessusAIX Local Security Checks
medium
99822EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : ntp (EulerOS-SA-2016-1060)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
99183AIX NTP v4 Advisory : ntp_advisory7.asc (IV87278) (IV87279)NessusAIX Local Security Checks
high
95850Scientific Linux Security Update : ntp on SL7.x x86_64 (20161103)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
95330CentOS 7 : ntp (CESA-2016:2583)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
94705Oracle Linux 7 : ntp (ELSA-2016-2583)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
94546RHEL 7 : ntp (RHSA-2016:2583)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
93896Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : ntp vulnerabilities (USN-3096-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
93352AIX 7.2 TL 0 : ntp (IV87939) (deprecated)NessusAIX Local Security Checks
high
93351AIX 7.1 TL 3 : ntp (IV87615) (deprecated)NessusAIX Local Security Checks
high
93350AIX 5.3 TL 12 : ntp (IV87614) (deprecated)NessusAIX Local Security Checks
high
93349AIX 7.1 TL 4 : ntp (IV87420) (deprecated)NessusAIX Local Security Checks
high
93348AIX 6.1 TL 9 : ntp (IV87419) (deprecated)NessusAIX Local Security Checks
high
93186SUSE SLES10 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1912-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
92571Debian DSA-3629-1 : ntp - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
92546Debian DLA-559-1 : ntp security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
92485GLSA-201607-15 : NTP: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
91663SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1568-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91403openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-2016-649)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91269openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-2016-599)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91248SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1311-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91159SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1291-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91120SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1278-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91111openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-2016-578)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
90991SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1247-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
90923Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd) 3.x / 4.x < 4.2.8p7 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMisc.
critical
90821SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1177-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
90820SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:1175-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
89577Fedora 23 : ntp-4.2.6p5-36.fc23 (2016-8bb1932088)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
89510Fedora 22 : ntp-4.2.6p5-36.fc22 (2016-34bc10a2c8)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
88912Slackware 13.0 / 13.1 / 13.37 / 14.0 / 14.1 / current : ntp (SSA:2016-054-04)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
high
88661Amazon Linux AMI : ntp (ALAS-2016-649)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
high
88068FreeBSD : ntp -- multiple vulnerabilities (5237f5d7-c020-11e5-b397-d050996490d0)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high
88054Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd) 3.x / 4.x < 4.2.8p6 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMisc.
medium