Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : ntp vulnerabilities (USN-3707-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110974

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Yihan Lian discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain malformed mode 6 packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ntpd to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-7182)

Michael Macnair discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-7183)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain zero-origin timestamps. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-7184)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain zero-origin timestamps. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7185).

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

Solution

Update the affected ntp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110974

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3707-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/10

Modified: 2018/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ntp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7182, CVE-2018-7183, CVE-2018-7184, CVE-2018-7185

USN: 3707-1