NewStart CGSL CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05 : ntp Vulnerability (NS-SA-2021-0142)

high Nessus Plugin ID 154631


The remote NewStart CGSL host is affected by a vulnerability.


The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05, has ntp packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability:

- ntpd in ntp before 4.2.8p14 and 4.3.x before 4.3.100 allows an off-path attacker to block unauthenticated synchronization via a server mode packet with a spoofed source IP address, because transmissions are rescheduled even when a packet lacks a valid origin timestamp. (CVE-2020-11868)

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


Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL ntp packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154631

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2021-0142_ntp.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 10/28/2021

Updated: 10/28/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-11868


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:ntp, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:ntpdate, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:sntp, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:ntp, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:ntpdate, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:sntp, cpe:/o:zte:cgsl_core:5, cpe:/o:zte:cgsl_main:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/ZTE-CGSL/release, Host/ZTE-CGSL/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-11868

IAVA: 2020-A-0167-S