OracleVM 3.3 : ntp (OVMSA-2015-0102)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85143


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: Medium

ID: 85143

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0102.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/31

Modified: 2018/01/29

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: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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/30

Reference Information

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

BID: 72583, 72584, 73950, 73951, 74045

OSVDB: 116071, 116072, 120350, 120351, 120524

TRA: TRA-2015-04