Debian Security Advisory
DLA-559-1 ntp -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Jul 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-7974, CVE-2015-7977, CVE-2015-7978, CVE-2015-7979, CVE-2015-8138, CVE-2015-8158, CVE-2016-1547, CVE-2016-1548, CVE-2016-1550, CVE-2016-2516, CVE-2016-2518.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs:
Matt Street discovered that insufficient key validation allows impersonation attacks between authenticated peers.
- CVE-2015-7977 /
Stephen Gray discovered that a NULL pointer dereference and a buffer overflow in the handling of
ntpdc reslistcommands may result in denial of service.
Aanchal Malhotra discovered that if NTP is configured for broadcast mode, an attacker can send malformed authentication packets which break associations with the server for other broadcast clients.
Matthew van Gundy and Jonathan Gardner discovered that missing validation of origin timestamps in ntpd clients may result in denial of service.
Jonathan Gardner discovered that missing input sanitising in ntpq may result in denial of service.
Stephen Gray and Matthew van Gundy discovered that incorrect handling of crypto NAK packets my result in denial of service.
Jonathan Gardner and Miroslav Lichvar discovered that ntpd clients could be forced to change from basic client/server mode to interleaved symmetric mode, preventing time synchronisation.
Matthew van Gundy, Stephen Gray and Loganaden Velvindron discovered that timing leaks in the the packet authentication code could result in recovery of a message digest.
Yihan Lian discovered that duplicate IPs on
unconfigdirectives will trigger an assert.
Yihan Lian discovered that an OOB memory access could potentially crash ntpd.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-2+deb7u7.
We recommend that you upgrade your ntp packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS