SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2016:3193-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95986


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for ntp fixes the following issues :

- Simplify ntpd's search for its own executable to prevent AppArmor warnings (bsc#956365). Security issues fixed (update to 4.2.8p9) :

- CVE-2016-9311, CVE-2016-9310, bsc#1011377: Mode 6 unauthenticated trap information disclosure and DDoS vector.

- CVE-2016-7427, bsc#1011390: Broadcast Mode Replay Prevention DoS.

- CVE-2016-7428, bsc#1011417: Broadcast Mode Poll Interval Enforcement DoS.

- CVE-2016-7431, bsc#1011395: Regression: 010-origin: Zero Origin Timestamp Bypass.

- CVE-2016-7434, bsc#1011398: NULL pointer dereference in

- CVE-2016-7429, bsc#1011404: Interface selection attack.

- CVE-2016-7426, bsc#1011406: Client rate limiting and server responses.

- CVE-2016-7433, bsc#1011411: Reboot sync calculation problem.

- CVE-2015-5219: An endless loop due to incorrect precision to double conversion (bsc#943216).

- CVE-2015-8140: ntpq vulnerable to replay attacks.

- CVE-2015-8139: Origin Leak: ntpq and ntpdc, disclose origin.

- CVE-2015-5219: An endless loop due to incorrect precision to double conversion (bsc#943216).
Non-security issues fixed :

- Fix a spurious error message.

- Other bugfixes, see /usr/share/doc/packages/ntp/ChangeLog.

- Fix a regression in 'trap' (bsc#981252).

- Reduce the number of netlink groups to listen on for changes to the local network setup (bsc#992606).

- Fix segfault in 'sntp -a' (bsc#1009434).

- Silence an OpenSSL version warning (bsc#992038).

- Make the resolver task change user and group IDs to the same values as the main task. (bsc#988028)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-ntp-12895=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-ntp-12895=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95986

File Name: suse_SU-2016-3193-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/21

Modified: 2017/04/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5219, CVE-2015-8139, CVE-2015-8140, CVE-2016-7426, CVE-2016-7427, CVE-2016-7428, CVE-2016-7429, CVE-2016-7431, CVE-2016-7433, CVE-2016-7434, CVE-2016-9310, CVE-2016-9311

OSVDB: 126665, 133389, 133390, 147594, 147595, 147596, 147597, 147599, 147600, 147601, 147602, 147603