Oracle Linux 7 : libndp (ELSA-2016-1086)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91212

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1086 :

An update for libndp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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

Libndp is a library (used by NetworkManager) that provides a wrapper for the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol. It also provides a tool named ndptool for sending and receiving NDP messages.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that libndp did not properly validate and check the origin of Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) messages. An attacker on a non-local network could use this flaw to advertise a node as a router, allowing them to perform man-in-the-middle attacks on a connecting client, or disrupt the network connectivity of that client.
(CVE-2016-3698)

Red Hat would like to thank Julien Bernard (Viagenie) for reporting this issue.

Solution

Update the affected libndp packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-May/006060.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91212

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1086.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/18

Updated: 2018/07/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libndp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libndp-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3698

RHSA: 2016:1086