Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ntp (MDVSA-2015:003)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Updated ntp packages fix security vulnerabilities :

If no authentication key is defined in the ntp.conf file, a
cryptographically-weak default key is generated (CVE-2014-9293).

ntp-keygen before 4.2.7p230 uses a non-cryptographic random number
generator with a weak seed to generate symmetric keys (CVE-2014-9294).

A remote unauthenticated attacker may craft special packets that
trigger buffer overflows in the ntpd functions crypto_recv() (when
using autokey authentication), ctl_putdata(), and configure(). The
resulting buffer overflows may be exploited to allow arbitrary
malicious code to be executed with the privilege of the ntpd process

A section of code in ntpd handling a rare error is missing a return
statement, therefore processing did not stop when the error was
encountered. This situation may be exploitable by an attacker

The ntp package has been patched to fix these issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected ntp, ntp-client and / or ntp-doc packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80384 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71757

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9293

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