Amazon Linux AMI : ntp (ALAS-2014-462)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80122

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that ntpd automatically generated weak keys for its internal use if no ntpdc request authentication key was specified in the ntp.conf configuration file. A remote attacker able to match the configured IP restrictions could guess the generated key, and possibly use it to send ntpdc query or configuration requests. (CVE-2014-9293)

It was found that ntp-keygen used a weak method for generating MD5 keys. This could possibly allow an attacker to guess generated MD5 keys that could then be used to spoof an NTP client or server. Note:
it is recommended to regenerate any MD5 keys that had explicitly been generated with ntp-keygen; the default installation does not contain such keys). (CVE-2014-9294)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were discovered in ntpd's crypto_recv(), ctl_putdata(), and configure() functions. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to send a specially crafted request packet that could crash ntpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the ntp user. Note: the crypto_recv() flaw requires non default configurations to be active, while the ctl_putdata() flaw, by default, can only be exploited via local attackers, and the configure() flaw requires additional authentication to exploit. (CVE-2014-9295)

A missing return statement in the receive() function could potentially allow a remote attacker to bypass NTP's authentication mechanism.
(CVE-2014-9296)

Solution

Run 'yum update ntp' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-462.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80122

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-462.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/22

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ntpdate, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9293, CVE-2014-9294, CVE-2014-9295, CVE-2014-9296

ALAS: 2014-462