AIX 7.1 TL 2 : ntp (IV74262)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description :

Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project NTP daemon (ntpd) is vulnerable to
a denial of service, caused by an error when using symmetric key
authentication. By sending specially-crafted packets to both peering
hosts, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to prevent
synchronization.

See also :

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory3.asc

Solution :

Install the appropriate interim fix.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85605 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1799

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