SUSE SLES10 Security Update : xntp (SUSE-SU-2015:0322-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83685


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


xntp has been updated to fix two security issues :

- CVE-2014-9298: ::1 can be spoofed on some OSes, so ACLs based on IPv6 ::1 addresses can be bypassed (bnc#911792).

- CVE-2014-9297: vallen is not validated in several places in ntp_crypto.c, leading to potential info leak (bnc#911792).

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


Update the affected xntp packages

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83685

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0322-1.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xntp-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/19/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9293, CVE-2014-9294, CVE-2014-9297, CVE-2014-9298

BID: 71757, 71762, 72583, 72584