Debian Security Advisory DSA 3223-1 (ntp - security update)

Published: 2015-04-11 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
ntp on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-2+deb7u4. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-7. We recommend that you upgrade your ntp Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in ntp, an implementation of the Network Time Protocol: CVE-2015-1798 When configured to use a symmetric key with an NTP peer, ntpd would accept packets without MAC as if they had a valid MAC. This could allow a remote attacker to bypass the packet authentication and send malicious packets without having to know the symmetric key. CVE-2015-1799 When peering with other NTP hosts using authenticated symmetric association, ntpd would update its internal state variables before the MAC of the NTP messages was validated. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service by impeding synchronization between NTP peers. Additionally, it was discovered that generating MD5 keys using ntp-keygen on big endian machines would either trigger an endless loop, or generate non-random keys.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-1798
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-1799

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3223.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3
Published
2015-04-11
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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