GLSA-200904-05 : ntp: Certificate validation error

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36093

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VPR Score: 4.8


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-05 (ntp: Certificate validation error)

It has been reported that ntp incorrectly checks the return value of the EVP_VerifyFinal(), a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5077 (GLSA 200902-02).
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof arbitrary names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ntp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/ntp-4.2.4_p6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36093

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-05.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/07

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:gentoo:linux:ntp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5077, CVE-2009-0021

BID: 33150

GLSA: 200904-05

CWE: 20, 287