CentOS 6 : ntp (CESA-2017:3071)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104217

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for ntp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with another referenced time source. These packages include the ntpd service which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used to query and configure the ntpd service.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank the NTP project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Cure53 as the original reporter of these issues.

Solution

Update the affected ntp packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6bf03c66

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104217

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-3071.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/30

Modified: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntpdate, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/26

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2017:3071