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

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

ntp on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

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 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)