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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Network Time Protocol Daemon Affecting Cisco Products: January 2016

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Multiple Cisco products incorporate a version of the Network Time Protocol daemon (ntpd) package. Versions of this package are affected by one or more vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition or modify the time being advertised by a device acting as a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. On January 19, 2016, NTP Consortium at Network Time Foundation released a security advisory detailing 12 issues regarding multiple DoS vulnerabilities, information disclosure vulnerabilities, and logic issues that may allow an attacker to shift a client's time. The vulnerabilities covered in this document are as follows: CVE-2015-7973: Network Time Protocol Replay Attack on Authenticated Broadcast Mode Vulnerability CVE-2015-7974: Network Time Protocol Missing Trusted Key Check CVE-2015- 7975: Standard Network Time Protocol Query Program nextvar() Missing Length Check CVE-2015-7976: Standard Network Time Protocol Query Program saveconfig Command Allows Dangerous Characters in Filenames CVE-2015-7978: Network Time Protocol Daemon reslist NULL Pointer Deference Denial of Service Vulnerability CVE-2015-7977: Network Time Protocol Stack Exhaustion Denial of Service CVE-2015- 7979: Network Time Protocol Off-Path Broadcast Mode Denial of Service CVE-2015-8138: Network Time Protocol Zero Origin Timestamp Bypass CVE-2015-8139: Network Time Protocol Information Disclosure of Origin Timestamp CVE-2015-8140: Standard Network Time Protocol Query Program Replay Attack CVE-2015- 8158: Standard and Special Network Time Protocol Query Program Infinite loop Cisco has released software updates that address these vulnerabilities. Workarounds that address some of these vulnerabilities may be available. Available workarounds will be documented in the corresponding Cisco bug for each affected product.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.