F5 Networks BIG-IP : NTP vulnerability (K17114)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 105510
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Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

ntpd in ntp before 4.2.8p3 with remote configuration enabled allows remote authenticated users with knowledge of the configuration password and access to a computer entrusted to perform remote configuration to cause a denial of service (service crash) via a NULL byte in a crafted configuration directive packet. (CVE-2015-5146)

An attacker can use a specially crafted package to cause ntpd to become unresponsive when all of the following conditions are met :

The ntpd configuration has enabled remote configuration.

The attacker has knowledge of the configuration password.

The attacker has access to a computer entrusted to perform remote configurations.

Impact

For BIG-IP systems using a default network time protocol (NTP) configuration, there is no impact. However, BIG-IP systems with an NTP configuration that is customized in line with the requirements of the advisory may be vulnerable.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K17114.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K17114

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105510

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL17114.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Published: 1/3/2018

Updated: 3/10/2021

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/13/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/24/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5146

BID: 75589