F5 Networks BIG-IP : NTP vulnerabilities (K00329831)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97499


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


CVE-2015-8139 ntpq in NTP before 4.2.8p7 allows remote attackers to obtain origin timestamps and then impersonate peers via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-8140 The ntpq protocol in NTP before 4.2.8p7 allows remote attackers to conduct replay attacks by sniffing the network.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K00329831.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97499

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL00329831.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Published: 3/3/2017

Updated: 11/2/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8140


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8139

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_domain_name_system, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/29/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8139, CVE-2015-8140