openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-2016-1525)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96173


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This update for ntp fixes the following issues :

ntp was updated to 4.2.8p9.

Security issues fixed :

- 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).

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)

- Simplify ntpd's search for its own executable to prevent AppArmor warnings (bsc#956365).

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


Update the affected ntp packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96173

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1525.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/29

Modified: 2017/04/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5219, 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