AIX 6.1 TL 9 : ntp (IV73783)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85603


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project NTP daemon (ntpd) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when using symmetric key authentication. By sending specially-crafted packets to both peering hosts, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to prevent synchronization.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85603

File Name: aix_IV73783.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/25

Modified: 2015/08/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1799