AIX NTP v4 Advisory : ntp_advisory5.asc (IV81129) (IV81130)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 102323


The remote AIX host has a version of NTP installed that is affected by a data integrity vulnerability.


The remote AIX host has a version of Network Time Protocol (NTP) installed that has a vulnerability when ntp is started with the -g option. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send crafted data to ntp which would enable the time to be changed, enabling further attacks.


A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102323

File Name: aix_ntp_v4_advisory5.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Published: 8/9/2017

Updated: 4/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, cpe:/a:ntp:ntp

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version, Host/AIX/lslpp

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5300

BID: 77312