Debian DSA-1702-1 : ntp - interpretation conflict

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35365

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VPR Score: 4.8


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It has been discovered that NTP, an implementation of the Network Time Protocol, does not properly check the result of an OpenSSL function for verifying cryptographic signatures, which may ultimately lead to the acceptance of unauthenticated time information. (Note that cryptographic authentication of time servers is often not enabled in the first place.)


Upgrade the ntp package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 4.2.2.p4+dfsg-2etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35365

File Name: debian_DSA-1702.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ntp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5077, CVE-2009-0021, CVE-2009-0046, CVE-2009-0047, CVE-2009-0048, CVE-2009-0049, CVE-2009-0124, CVE-2009-0125, CVE-2009-0127, CVE-2009-0128, CVE-2009-0130

BID: 33150

DSA: 1702

CWE: 20, 287