AIX NTP Advisory : ntp_advisory5 (IV81129) (IV81130)

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Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description :

A version of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) package installed on the
remote AIX host is affected by an integrity vulnerability due to an
improperly implemented threshold limitation for the '-g' option. A
man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to intercept the NTP
traffic and return arbitrary date and time values to the user.

See also :

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory5.asc

Solution :

Install the appropriate interim fix as referenced in the vendor
advisory.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89672 ()

Bugtraq ID: 77312

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5300

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