OracleVM 3.2 : ntp (OVMSA-2015-0001)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80394

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Remove default ntp servers in ntp.conf [bug 14342986]

- don't generate weak control key for resolver (CVE-2014-9293)

- don't generate weak MD5 keys in ntp-keygen (CVE-2014-9294)

- fix buffer overflows via specially-crafted packets (CVE-2014-9295)

- increase memlock limit again (#1035198)

- allow selection of cipher for private key files (#741573)

- revert init script priority (#470945, #689636)

- drop tentative patch (#489835)

- move restorecon call to %posttrans

- call restorecon on ntpd and ntpdate on start (#470945)

- don't crash with more than 512 local addresses (#661934)

- add -I option (#528799)

- fix -L option to not require argument (#460434)

- move ntpd and ntpdate to /sbin and start earlier on boot (#470945, #689636)

- increase memlock limit (#575874)

- ignore tentative addresses (#489835)

- print synchronization distance instead of dispersion in ntpstat (#679034)

- fix typos in ntpq and ntp-keygen man pages (#664524, #664525)

- clarify ntpd -q description (#591838)

- don't verify ntp.conf (#481151)

- replace Prereq tag

- fix DoS with mode 7 packets (#532640, CVE-2009-3563)

- compile with -fno-strict-aliasing

- fix buffer overflow when parsing Autokey association message (#500784, CVE-2009-1252)

- fix buffer overflow in ntpq (#500784, CVE-2009-0159)

- fix check for malformed signatures (#479699, CVE-2009-0021)


Update the affected ntp package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80394

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0001.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/07

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:ntp, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0021, CVE-2009-0159, CVE-2009-1252, CVE-2009-3563, CVE-2014-9293, CVE-2014-9294, CVE-2014-9295

BID: 33150, 34481, 35017, 37255, 71757, 71761, 71762

CWE: 119, 287