openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-2017-511)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This ntp update to version 4.2.8p10 fixes serveral issues.

This updated enables leap smearing. See
/usr/share/doc/packages/ntp/README.leapsmear for details.

Security issues fixed (bsc#1030050) :

- CVE-2017-6464: Denial of Service via Malformed Config

- CVE-2017-6462: Buffer Overflow in DPTS Clock

- CVE-2017-6463: Authenticated DoS via Malicious Config
Option

- CVE-2017-6458: Potential Overflows in ctl_put()
functions

- CVE-2017-6451: Improper use of snprintf() in
mx4200_send()

- CVE-2017-6460: Buffer Overflow in ntpq when fetching
reslist

- CVE-2016-9042: 0rigin (zero origin) DoS.

- ntpq_stripquotes() returns incorrect Value

- ereallocarray()/eallocarray() underused

- Copious amounts of Unused Code

- Off-by-one in Oncore GPS Receiver

- Makefile does not enforce Security Flags

Bugfixes :

- Remove spurious log messages (bsc#1014172).

- clang scan-build findings

- Support for openssl-1.1.0 without compatibility modes

- Bugfix 3072 breaks multicastclient

- forking async worker: interrupted pipe I/O

- (...) time_pps_create: Exec format error

- Incorrect Logic for Peer Event Limiting

- Change the process name of forked DNS worker

- Trap Configuration Fail

- Nothing happens if minsane < maxclock < minclock

- allow -4/-6 on restrict line with mask

- out-of-bound pointers in ctl_putsys and decode_bitflags

- Move ntp-kod to /var/lib/ntp, because /var/db is not a
standard directory and causes problems for transactional
updates.

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update
project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1014172
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1030050
https://features.opensuse.org/321003

Solution :

Update the affected ntp packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99700 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9042
CVE-2017-6451
CVE-2017-6458
CVE-2017-6460
CVE-2017-6462
CVE-2017-6463
CVE-2017-6464

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