openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-SU-2014:1670-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80151


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The network timeservice ntp was updated to fix critical security issues (bnc#910764, CERT VU#852879)

- A potential remote code execution problem was found inside ntpd. The functions crypto_recv() (when using autokey authentication), ctl_putdata(), and configure() where updated to avoid buffer overflows that could be exploited. (CVE-2014-9295)

- Furthermore a problem inside the ntpd error handling was found that is missing a return statement. This could also lead to a potentially attack vector.


Update the affected ntp packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80151

File Name: openSUSE-2014-792.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/22

Modified: 2015/11/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9295, CVE-2014-9296