FreeBSD : ntp -- multiple vulnerabilities (4033d826-87dd-11e4-9079-3c970e169bc2)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

CERT reports :

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) provides networked systems with a way
to synchronize time for various services and applications. ntpd
version 4.2.7 and previous versions allow attackers to overflow
several buffers in a way that may allow malicious code to be executed.
ntp-keygen prior to version 4.2.7p230 also uses a non-cryptographic
random number generator when generating symmetric keys.

The buffer overflow vulnerabilities in ntpd may allow a remote
unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary malicious code with the
privilege level of the ntpd process. The weak default key and
non-cryptographic random number generator in ntp-keygen may allow an
attacker to gain information regarding the integrity checking and
authentication encryption schemes.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80149 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9293

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