AIX 6.1 TL 8 : ntp (IV74263)

2015-08-25T00:00:00
ID AIX_IV74263.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-02-16T00:00:00

Description

Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project NTP daemon (ntpd) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when using symmetric key authentication. By sending specially-crafted packets to both peering hosts, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to prevent synchronization.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The text in the description was extracted from AIX Security
# Advisory ntp_advisory3.asc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(85606);
  script_version("$Revision: 2.2 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/02/16 14:36:41 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-1799");

  script_name(english:"AIX 6.1 TL 8 : ntp (IV74263)");
  script_summary(english:"Check for APAR IV74263");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote AIX host is missing a security patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project NTP daemon (ntpd) is vulnerable to
a denial of service, caused by an error when using symmetric key
authentication. By sending specially-crafted packets to both peering
hosts, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to prevent
synchronization."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory3.asc"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Install the appropriate interim fix."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2015/08/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/08/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/08/25");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"AIX Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/AIX/lslpp", "Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/AIX/version");

  exit(0);
}



include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("aix.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled") ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/AIX/version") ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "AIX");
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/AIX/lslpp") ) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

if ( get_kb_item("Host/AIX/emgr_failure" ) ) exit(0, "This iFix check is disabled because : "+get_kb_item("Host/AIX/emgr_failure") );

flag = 0;

if (aix_check_ifix(release:"6.1", ml:"08", sp:"06", patch:"IV74263s6a", package:"bos.net.tcp.client", minfilesetver:"6.1.0.0", maxfilesetver:"6.1.8.20") < 0) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:aix_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");