AIX 6.1 TL 8 : ntp (IV74263)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85606

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

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.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory3.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85606

File Name: aix_IV74263.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/25

Modified: 2016/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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