SuSE 11.3 Security Update : ntp (SAT Patch Number 9540)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76910
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The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The NTP time service could have been used for remote denial of service amplification attacks.

This issue can be fixed by the administrator as we described in our security advisory SUSE-SA:2014:001:

and on

This update now also replaces the default ntp.conf template to fix this problem.

Please note that if you have touched or modified ntp.conf yourself, it will not be automatically fixed, you need to merge the changes manually as described.

Additionally the following bug has been fixed :

- ntp start script does not update the /var/lib/ntp/etc/localtime file if /etc/localtime is a symlink (bnc#838458)


Apply SAT patch number 9540.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76910

File Name: suse_11_ntp-140721.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/30/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ntp-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/21/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5211