SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntp (SUSE-SU-2017:1048-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99468


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This ntp update to version 4.2.8p10 fixes serveral issues. This updated enables leap smearing. See /usr/share/doc/packages/ntp/README.leapsmear for details. Security issues fixed (bsc#1030050) :

- CVE-2017-6464: Denial of Service via Malformed Config

- CVE-2017-6462: Buffer Overflow in DPTS Clock

- CVE-2017-6463: Authenticated DoS via Malicious Config Option

- CVE-2017-6458: Potential Overflows in ctl_put() functions

- CVE-2017-6451: Improper use of snprintf() in mx4200_send()

- CVE-2017-6460: Buffer Overflow in ntpq when fetching reslist

- CVE-2016-9042: 0rigin (zero origin) DoS.

- ntpq_stripquotes() returns incorrect Value

- ereallocarray()/eallocarray() underused

- Copious amounts of Unused Code

- Off-by-one in Oncore GPS Receiver

- Makefile does not enforce Security Flags Bugfixes :

- Remove spurious log messages (bsc#1014172).

- clang scan-build findings

- Support for openssl-1.1.0 without compatibility modes

- Bugfix 3072 breaks multicastclient

- forking async worker: interrupted pipe I/O

- (...) time_pps_create: Exec format error

- Incorrect Logic for Peer Event Limiting

- Change the process name of forked DNS worker

- Trap Configuration Fail

- Nothing happens if minsane

- allow -4/-6 on restrict line with mask

- out-of-bound pointers in ctl_putsys and decode_bitflags

- Move ntp-kod to /var/lib/ntp, because /var/db is not a standard directory and causes problems for transactional updates.

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 for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-611=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-611=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-611=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-611=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-611=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99468

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1048-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntp-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9042, CVE-2017-6451, CVE-2017-6458, CVE-2017-6460, CVE-2017-6462, CVE-2017-6463, CVE-2017-6464

OSVDB: 154200, 154201, 154202, 154203, 154205, 154212, 154277