CentOS 6 / 7 : ntp (CESA-2016:0063)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88147

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated ntp packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with a referenced time source.

It was discovered that ntpd as a client did not correctly check the originate timestamp in received packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a crafted packet to an ntpd client that would effectively disable synchronization with the server, or push arbitrary offset/delay measurements to modify the time on the client.
(CVE-2015-8138)

All ntp users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing the update, the ntpd daemon will restart automatically.

Solution

Update the affected ntp packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7a7bd6cb

http://www.nessus.org/u?05b20906

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88147

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-0063.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/26/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8138

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntp-perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ntpdate, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:sntp, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8138

RHSA: 2016:0063