OracleVM 3.3 : ntp (OVMSA-2015-0102)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85143
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The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- reject packets without MAC when authentication is enabled (CVE-2015-1798)

- protect symmetric associations with symmetric key against DoS attack (CVE-2015-1799)

- fix generation of MD5 keys with ntp-keygen on big-endian systems (CVE-2015-3405)

- log when stepping clock for leap second or ignoring it with -x (#1204625)

- fix typos in ntpd man page (#1194463)

- validate lengths of values in extension fields (CVE-2014-9297)

- drop packets with spoofed source address ::1 (CVE-2014-9298)

- add nanosecond support to SHM refclock (#1117704)

- allow creating all SHM segments with owner-only access (#1122015)

- allow symmetric keys up to 32 bytes again (#1053551)

- fix calculation of root dispersion (#1045376)

- fix crash in ntpq mreadvar command (#1165141)

- don't step clock for leap second with -x option (#1190619)

- don't drop packets with source port below 123 (#1171630)

- use larger RSA exponent in ntp-keygen (#1184421)

- refresh peers on routing updates (#1193850)

- increase memlock limit again (#1053568)

- warn when monitor can't be disabled due to limited restrict (#1166596)

- improve documentation of restrict command (#1069019)

- update logconfig documentation for patched default (#1193849)

- don't build ntpsnmpd (#995134)


Update the affected ntp / ntpdate packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85143

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0102.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2015

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:ntp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:ntpdate, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/30/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9297, CVE-2014-9298, CVE-2015-1798, CVE-2015-1799, CVE-2015-3405

BID: 72583, 72584, 73950, 73951, 74045