AIX 7.2 TL 0 : ntp (IV87939) (deprecated)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93352
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Synopsis

This plugin has been deprecated.

Description

NTPv3 and NTPv4 are vulnerable to :

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7974 NTP could allow a remote authenticated attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by a missing key check. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to impersonate a peer. NTP could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to use a constant-time memory comparison function when validating the authentication digest on incoming packets. By sending a specially crafted packet with an authentication payload, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct a timing attack to compute the value of the valid authentication digest. While the majority OSes implement martian packet filtering in their network stack, at least regarding 127.0.0.0/8, a rare few will allow packets claiming to be from 127.0.0.0/8 that arrive over physical network. On these OSes, if ntpd is configured to use a reference clock an attacker can inject packets over the network that look like they are coming from that reference clock. If ntpd was expressly configured to allow for remote configuration, a malicious user who knows the controlkey for ntpq or the requestkey for ntpdc (if mode7 is expressly enabled) can create a session with ntpd and then send a crafted packet to ntpd that will change the value of the trustedkey, controlkey, or requestkey to a value that will prevent any subsequent authentication with ntpd until ntpd is restarted. NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when using a specially crafted packet to create a peer association with hmode > 7. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the MATCH_ASSOC() function to trigger an out-of-bounds read. NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to always check the ctl_getitem() function return value. By sending an overly large value, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service. NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the demobilization of a preemptable client association. By sending specially crafted crypto NAK packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service. NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of packets. By sending specially crafted CRYPTO_NAK packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause ntpd to crash. NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of packets. By sending specially crafted CRYPTO_NAK packets to an ephemeral peer target prior to a response being sent, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to demobilize the ephemeral association. NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of packets. By sending spoofed server packets with correct origin timestamps, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a false leap indication to be set.
NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of packets. By sending spoofed CRYPTO_NAK or a bad MAC packets with correct origin timestamps, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the autokey association to reset.

This plugin has been deprecated to better accommodate iFix supersedence with replacement plugin aix_ntp_v3_advisory7.nasl (plugin id 102128).

Solution

n/a

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory7.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93352

File Name: aix_IV87939.nasl

Version: Revision: 2.6

Type: local

Published: 9/8/2016

Updated: 8/3/2017

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 9/6/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/6/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7974, CVE-2016-1547, CVE-2016-1550, CVE-2016-1551, CVE-2016-2517, CVE-2016-2518, CVE-2016-2519, CVE-2016-4953, CVE-2016-4954, CVE-2016-4955, CVE-2016-4957