openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-2016-750)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91721


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


ntp was updated to version 4.2.8p8 to fix five security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-4953: Bad authentication demobilizes ephemeral associations (bsc#982065).

- CVE-2016-4954: Processing spoofed server packets (bsc#982066).

- CVE-2016-4955: Autokey association reset (bsc#982067).

- CVE-2016-4956: Broadcast interleave (bsc#982068).

- CVE-2016-4957: CRYPTO_NAK crash (bsc#982064).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Keep the parent process alive until the daemon has finished initialisation, to make sure that the PID file exists when the parent returns.

- bsc#979302: Change the process name of the forking DNS worker process to avoid the impression that ntpd is started twice.

- bsc#981422: Don't ignore SIGCHILD because it breaks wait().

- bsc#979981: ntp-wait does not accept fractional seconds, so use 1 instead of 0.2 in ntp-wait.service.

- Separate the creation of ntp.keys and key #1 in it to avoid problems when upgrading installations that have the file, but no key #1, which is needed e.g. by 'rcntp addserver'.

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.


Update the affected ntp packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91721

File Name: openSUSE-2016-750.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/21

Modified: 2016/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 8.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ntp-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/20

Reference Information

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