OracleVM 3.3 / 3.4 : ntp (OVMSA-2018-0290)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 119823


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


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- add disable monitor to default ntp.conf [CVE-2013-5211]

- fix buffer overflow in parsing of address in ntpq and ntpdc (CVE-2018-12327)

- fix CVE-2016-7429 patch to work correctly on multicast client (#1422973)

- fix buffer overflow in datum refclock driver (CVE-2017-6462)

- fix crash with invalid unpeer command (CVE-2017-6463)

- fix potential crash with invalid server command (CVE-2017-6464)


Update the affected ntp / ntpdate packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 119823

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0290.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 12/21/2018

Updated: 3/27/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:ntp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:ntpdate, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/20/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/2/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5211, CVE-2016-7429, CVE-2017-6462, CVE-2017-6463, CVE-2017-6464, CVE-2018-12327

BID: 64692