SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2018:3342-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 118352

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Synopsis

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

Description

NTP was updated to 4.2.8p12 (bsc#1111853) :

CVE-2018-12327: Fixed stack-based buffer overflow in the openhost() command-line call of NTPQ/NTPDC. (bsc#1098531)

CVE-2018-7170: Add further tweaks to improve the fix for the ephemeral association time spoofing additional protection (bsc#1083424)

Please also see https://www.nwtime.org/network-time-foundation-publishes-ntp-4-2-8p12/ for more information.

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.

Solution

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 OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2018-2404=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-2404=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2404=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-2404=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2018-2404=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-2404=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2404=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2018-2404=1

SUSE CaaS Platform ALL :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083424

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-7170/

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1098531

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1111853

https://www.nwtime.org/network-time-foundation-publishes-ntp-4-2-8p12/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-12327/

http://www.nessus.org/u?dbc7b36f

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 118352

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3342-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/24/2018

Updated: 1/13/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:ntp:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-doc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 10/23/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2018

Reference Information

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