Amazon Linux AMI : ntp (ALAS-2015-496)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82045
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was reported that ntp misses validation of vallen value, leading to various information leaks. See for more details. (CVE-2014-9297)

It was reported that ntp allows bypassing source IP ACLs on some OSes when ::1 spoofed. (CVE-2014-9298)

Solution

Run 'yum update ntp' to update your system.

See Also

http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2671

http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2672

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-496.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82045

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-496.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/25/2015

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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: 3/23/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9297, CVE-2014-9298

ALAS: 2015-496