SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2015:0865-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

ntp was updated to fix two security related flaws as well as 'slew'
mode handling for leap seconds.

The following vulnerabilities were fixe :

- ntpd could accept unauthenticated packets with symmetric
key crypto. (CVE-2015-1798)

- ntpd authentication did not protect symmetric
associations against DoS attacks (CVE-2015-1799)

- ntp-keygen may generate non-random symmetric keys on
big-endian systems (bsc#928321, CVE-2015-3405).

The following non-security issues were fixed :

- Fix slew mode for leap seconds (bnc#918342).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-193=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-193=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83725 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73950

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1798

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