SUSE SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2018:3351-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118355

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 Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-2399=1

See Also

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

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/

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?9b722507

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118355

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3351-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/24

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:novell:suse_linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/23

Reference Information

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