F5 Networks BIG-IP : NTP vulnerability (K17528)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91448

Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

ntpd in NTP 4.2.x before 4.2.8p4, and 4.3.x before 4.3.77 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or crash) by pointing the key file at the log file. (CVE-2015-7850)

Impact

Under certain specific conditions, an attacker can send a set of packets to ntpd that will cause it to stop responding and/or create a potentially large log file.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K17528.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K17528

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91448

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL17528.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Published: 6/3/2016

Updated: 1/4/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7850