RHEL 7 : libndp (RHSA-2016:1086)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91214


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

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


Update the affected libndp, libndp-debuginfo and / or libndp-devel packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91214

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1086.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/18

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:libndp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libndp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libndp-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3698

OSVDB: 138625

RHSA: 2016:1086