Scientific Linux Security Update : ntp on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104206

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the NTP server's parsing of configuration directives. A remote, authenticated attacker could cause ntpd to crash by sending a crafted message. (CVE-2017-6463, CVE-2017-6464)

- A vulnerability was found in NTP, in the parsing of packets from the /dev/datum device. A malicious device could send crafted messages, causing ntpd to crash.
(CVE-2017-6462)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5ed61411

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104206

File Name: sl_20171026_ntp_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/27

Updated: 2018/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6462, CVE-2017-6463, CVE-2017-6464