openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-2014-474)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76958


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The NTP time service could be 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.


Update the affected ntp packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76958

File Name: openSUSE-2014-474.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/01

Modified: 2015/01/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ntp-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5211