SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2015:1173-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84544


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


ntp was updated to fix two security issues :

CVE-2015-1799: ntpd authentication did not protect symmetric associations against DoS attacks (bsc#924202)

CVE-2015-3405: ntp-keygen may generate non-random symmetric keys on big-endian systems (bsc#928321)

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-ntp=10804

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-ntp=10804

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-ntp=10804

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84544

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1173-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/06

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1799, CVE-2015-3405

BID: 73950, 74045

OSVDB: 120350, 120524