SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2018:0808-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 108651



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


This update for ntp fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-1549: Significant additional protections against CVE-2016-1549 that was fixed in ntp-4.2.8p7 (bsc#1082210).

- CVE-2018-7170: Ephemeral association time spoofing additional protection (bsc#1083424).

- CVE-2018-7182: Buffer read overrun leads information leak in ctl_getitem() (bsc#1083426).

- CVE-2018-7183: decodearr() can write beyond its buffer limit (bsc#1083417).

- CVE-2018-7184: Interleaved symmetric mode cannot recover from bad state (bsc#1083422).

- CVE-2018-7185: Unauthenticated packet can reset authenticated interleaved association (bsc#1083420). Bug fixes :

- bsc#1077445: Don't use libevent's cached time stamps in sntp.

- Disable CMAC in ntp when building against a version of OpenSSL that doesn't support it.

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-ntp-13534=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-ntp-13534=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 108651

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0808-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/27/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/26/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1549, CVE-2018-7170, CVE-2018-7182, CVE-2018-7183, CVE-2018-7184, CVE-2018-7185