AIX NTP v4 Advisory : ntp_advisory8.asc (IV92126) (IV92287)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99184

Synopsis

The remote AIX host has a version of NTP installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of NTP installed on the remote AIX host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the broadcast mode replay prevention functionality. An unauthenticated, adjacent attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted broadcast mode NTP packets periodically injected into the broadcast domain, to cause ntpd to reject broadcast mode packets from legitimate NTP broadcast servers. (CVE-2016-7427)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the broadcast mode poll interval functionality. An unauthenticated, adjacent attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted broadcast mode NTP packets, to cause ntpd to reject packets from a legitimate NTP broadcast server. (CVE-2016-7428)

- A flaw exists in the control mode (mode 6) functionality when handling specially crafted control mode packets. An unauthenticated, adjacent attacker can exploit this to set or disable ntpd traps, resulting in the disclosure of potentially sensitive information, disabling of legitimate monitoring, or DDoS amplification.
(CVE-2016-9310)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the report_event() function within file ntpd/ntp_control.c when the trap service handles certain peer events. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted packet, to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2016-9311)

Solution

A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory8.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99184

File Name: aix_ntp_v4_advisory8.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2017/04/04

Modified: 2018/07/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, cpe:/a:ntp:ntp

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7427, CVE-2016-7428, CVE-2016-9310, CVE-2016-9311

BID: 94444, 94446, 94447, 94452

CERT: 633847