Debian DLA-149-1 : ntp security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 82132

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the ntp package, an implementation of the Network Time Protocol. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

CVE-2014-9297

Stephen Roettger of the Google Security Team, Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team and Harlan Stenn of Network Time Foundation discovered that the length value in extension fields is not properly validated in several code paths in ntp_crypto.c, which could lead to information leakage or denial of service (ntpd crash).

CVE-2014-9298

Stephen Roettger of the Google Security Team reported that ACLs based on IPv6 ::1 addresses can be bypassed.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected ntp, ntp-doc, and ntpdate packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00004.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/ntp

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2015-04

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82132

File Name: debian_DLA-149.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ntpdate, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/07

Reference Information

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

BID: 72583, 72584