Fedora 26 : ntp (2017-20d54b2782)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101588


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Security fix for CVE-2017-6464 CVE-2017-6462 CVE-2017-6463 CVE-2017-6458 CVE-2017-6451 CVE-2017-6460 CVE-2016-9042.


This update improves the default configuration file to use the pool directive. It also replaces the ntpstat program with a shell script that uses the ntpq program instead of implementing the mode 6 protocol.

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


Update the affected ntp package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101588

File Name: fedora_2017-20d54b2782.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/17

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ntp, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:26

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/27

Reference Information

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