AIX NTP Advisory : ntp_advisory5 (IV81129) (IV81130)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89672


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


A version of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) package installed on the remote AIX host is affected by an integrity vulnerability due to an improperly implemented threshold limitation for the '-g' option. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to intercept the NTP traffic and return arbitrary date and time values to the user.


Install the appropriate interim fix as referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89672

File Name: aix_ntp_advisory5.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 2016/03/04

Updated: 2018/07/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5300

BID: 77312