CentOS 6 : ntp (CESA-2018:3854)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119791

Synopsis

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

Description

An 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 Low. 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) :

* ntp: Stack-based buffer overflow in ntpq and ntpdc allows denial of service or code execution (CVE-2018-12327)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Solution

Update the affected ntp packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5bc2b036

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119791

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-3854.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/20

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:centos:centos:ntp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntpdate, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12327

RHSA: 2018:3854