Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd) 4.x < 4.2.8p8 / 4.3.x < 4.3.93 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 91515
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Synopsis

The remote NTP server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of the remote NTP server is 4.x prior to 4.2.8p8 or 4.3.x prior to 4.3.93. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- A denial of service vulnerability exists when handling authentication due to improper packet timestamp checks.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted and spoofed packet, to demobilize the ephemeral associations. (CVE-2016-4953)

- A flaw exists that is triggered when handling spoofed packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted packets, to affect peer variables (e.g., cause leap indications to be set). Note that the attacker must be able to spoof packets with correct origin timestamps from servers before expected response packets arrive. (CVE-2016-4954)

- A flaw exists that is triggered when handling spoofed packets. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted packets, to reset autokey associations. Note that the attacker must be able to spoof packets with correct origin timestamps from servers before expected response packets arrive.
(CVE-2016-4955)

- A flaw exists when handling broadcast associations that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a broadcast client to change into interleave mode.
(CVE-2016-4956)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists when handling CRYPTO_NAK packets that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a crash. Note that this issue only affects versions 4.2.8p7 and 4.3.92.
(CVE-2016-4957)

Solution

Upgrade to NTP version 4.2.8p8 / 4.3.93 or later.

See Also

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SecurityNotice

http://www.nessus.org/u?7bd9ab96

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/NtpBug3042

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/NtpBug3043

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/NtpBug3044

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/NtpBug3045

http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/NtpBug3046

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91515

File Name: ntp_4_2_8p8.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/8/2016

Updated: 4/27/2020

Dependencies: ntp_open.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-4957

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ntp:ntp

Required KB Items: NTP/Running, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/2/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4953, CVE-2016-4954, CVE-2016-4955, CVE-2016-4956, CVE-2016-4957

BID: 91007, 91009, 91010

CERT: 321640