Amazon Linux AMI : ntp (ALAS-2018-1083)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117607

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

ntpd in ntp 4.2.x before 4.2.8p7 allows authenticated users that know the private symmetric key to create arbitrarily-many ephemeral associations in order to win the clock selection of ntpd and modify a victim's clock via a Sybil attack. This issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-1549 .(CVE-2018-7170)

The ntpq and ntpdc command-line utilities that are part of ntp package are vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflow via crafted hostname.
Applications using these vulnerable utilities with an untrusted input may be potentially exploited, resulting in a crash or arbitrary code execution under privileges of that application.(CVE-2018-12327)

Solution

Run 'yum update ntp' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-1083.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117607

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1083.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/20

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntpdate, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12327, CVE-2018-7170

ALAS: 2018-1083