Virtuozzo 6 : ntp / ntp-doc / ntp-perl / ntpdate (VZLSA-2017-3071)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119235
SynopsisThe remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn update for ntp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's
time with another referenced time source. These packages include the
ntpd service which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used
to query and configure the ntpd service.
Security Fix(es) :
* Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the NTP server's parsing of
configuration directives. A remote, authenticated attacker could cause
ntpd to crash by sending a crafted message. (CVE-2017-6463,
* A vulnerability was found in NTP, in the parsing of packets from the
/dev/ datum device. A malicious device could send crafted messages,
causing ntpd to crash. (CVE-2017-6462)
Red Hat would like to thank the NTP project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Cure53 as the original reporter of these
Note that Tenable Network Security has attempted to extract the
preceding description block directly from the corresponding Red Hat
security advisory. Virtuozzo provides no description for VZLSA
advisories. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format
it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected ntp / ntp-doc / ntp-perl / ntpdate package.