[arch-security] [ASA-201502-7] ntp: multiple issues

Levente Polyak anthraxx at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 6 20:25:34 UTC 2015

Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201502-7

Severity: Medium
Date    : 2015-02-06
CVE-ID  : CVE-2014-9297 CVE-2014-9298
Package : ntp
Type    : multiple issues
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE


The package ntp before version 4.2.8.p1-1 is vulnerable to multiple
issues including information disclosure, denial of service and
configuration restriction bypass.


Upgrade to 4.2.8.p1-1.

# pacman -Syu "ntp>=4.2.8.p1-1"

The problems have been fixed upstream in version 4.2.8.p1.


- CVE-2014-9297

Disable Autokey Authentication by removing, or commenting out, all
configuration directives beginning with the crypto keyword in your
ntp.conf file.

- CVE-2014-9298

Install firewall rules to block packets claiming to come from ::1 from
inappropriate network interfaces.


- CVE-2014-9297 (information disclosure, denial of service)

The vallen packet value is not validated in several code paths in
ntp_crypto.c which can lead to information leakage or a possible crash.

- CVE-2014-9298 (access restriction bypass)

While available kernels will prevent addresses from
"appearing" on non-localhost IPv4 interfaces, some kernels do not offer
the same protection for ::1 source addresses on IPv6 interfaces. Since
NTP's access control is based on source address and localhost addresses
generally have no restrictions, an attacker can send malicious control
and configuration packets by spoofing ::1 addresses from the outside.


A remote attacker is able to send specially crafted packets to perform
information disclosure, denial of service or bypass the configuration
restriction by claiming to come from ::1.



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