Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution ntpd Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 83877

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VPR Score: 6.7


A network management system on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A security weakness exists due to the config_auth() function improperly generating default keys when no authentication key is defined in the 'ntp.conf' file.
Key size is limited to 31 bits and the insecure ntp_random() function is used, resulting in cryptographically weak keys with insufficient entropy.
This allows a remote attacker to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via a brute-force attack.

- A security weakness exists due the use of a weak seed to prepare a random number generator used to generate symmetric keys. This allows remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via a brute-force attack. (CVE-2014-9294)

- Multiple stack-based buffer overflows exist due to improperly validated user-supplied input when handling packets in the crypto_recv(), ctl_putdata(), and configure() functions when using autokey authentication.
This allows a remote attacker, via a specially crafted packet, to cause a denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9295)

- A unspecified vulnerability exists due to missing return statements in the receive() function, resulting in continued processing even when an authentication error is encountered. This allows a remote attacker, via crafted packets, to trigger unintended association changes. (CVE-2014-9296)


Upgrade to Cisco Prime LMS 4.2(5.3) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83877

File Name: cisco_prime_lms_sa-20141222-ntpd.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 2015/05/28

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 64789

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

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: cpe:/a:cisco:prime_lan_management_solution

Required KB Items: www/cisco_lms, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9293, CVE-2014-9294, CVE-2014-9295, CVE-2014-9296

BID: 71757, 71758, 71761, 71762


CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20141222-ntpd

CERT: 852879