Amazon Linux 2 : ntp (ALAS-2021-1706)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 153422

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of ntp installed on the remote host is prior to 4.2.8p15-3. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2021-1706 advisory.

- The monlist feature in ntp_request.c in ntpd in NTP before 4.2.7p26 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (traffic amplification) via forged (1) REQ_MON_GETLIST or (2) REQ_MON_GETLIST_1 requests, as exploited in the wild in December 2013. (CVE-2013-5211)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update ntp' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2021-1706.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-5211

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 153422

File Name: al2_ALAS-2021-1706.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/16/2021

Updated: 9/20/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-5211

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntpdate, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sntp, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/30/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5211

ALAS: 2021-1706