RHEL 6 : ntp (RHSA-2017:3071)

2017-10-26T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2017-3071.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-30T00:00:00

Description

An update for ntp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with another referenced time source. These packages include the ntpd service which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used to query and configure the ntpd service.

Security Fix(es) :

  • Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the NTP server's parsing of configuration directives. A remote, authenticated attacker could cause ntpd to crash by sending a crafted message. (CVE-2017-6463, CVE-2017-6464)

  • A vulnerability was found in NTP, in the parsing of packets from the /dev/ datum device. A malicious device could send crafted messages, causing ntpd to crash. (CVE-2017-6462)

Red Hat would like to thank the NTP project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Cure53 as the original reporter of these issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2017:3071. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(104170);
  script_version("3.5");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/30 11:55:11");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-6462", "CVE-2017-6463", "CVE-2017-6464");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2017:3071");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 6 : ntp (RHSA-2017:3071)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An update for ntp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's
time with another referenced time source. These packages include the
ntpd service which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used
to query and configure the ntpd service.

Security Fix(es) :

* Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the NTP server's parsing of
configuration directives. A remote, authenticated attacker could cause
ntpd to crash by sending a crafted message. (CVE-2017-6463,
CVE-2017-6464)

* A vulnerability was found in NTP, in the parsing of packets from the
/dev/ datum device. A malicious device could send crafted messages,
causing ntpd to crash. (CVE-2017-6462)

Red Hat would like to thank the NTP project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Cure53 as the original reporter of these
issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-3071.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-6462.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-6463.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-6464.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ntp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ntp-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ntp-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ntp-perl");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ntpdate");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/10/26");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/10/26");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list", "Host/cpu");

  exit(0);
}


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

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^6([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 6.x", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2017:3071";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"i686", reference:"ntp-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"s390x", reference:"ntp-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ntp-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"i686", reference:"ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"s390x", reference:"ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", reference:"ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"i686", reference:"ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"s390x", reference:"ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"i686", reference:"ntpdate-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"s390x", reference:"ntpdate-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ntpdate-4.2.6p5-12.el6_9.1")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "ntp / ntp-debuginfo / ntp-doc / ntp-perl / ntpdate");
  }
}