RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1040

2009-05-20T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:63982
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
Modified 2017-07-12T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory RHSA-2009:1040.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with a referenced time source.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the ntpd daemon's NTPv4 authentication code. If ntpd was configured to use public key cryptography for NTP packet authentication, a remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially-crafted request packet that could crash ntpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the ntp user. (CVE-2009-1252)

Note: NTP authentication is not enabled by default.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ntpq diagnostic command. A malicious, remote server could send a specially-crafted reply to an ntpq request that could crash ntpq or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the ntpq command. (CVE-2009-0159)

All ntp users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing the update, the ntpd daemon will be restarted automatically.

                                        
                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: RHSA_2009_1040.nasl 6683 2017-07-12 09:41:57Z cfischer $
# Description: Auto-generated from advisory RHSA-2009:1040 ()
#
# Authors:
# Thomas Reinke <reinke@securityspace.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
# Text descriptions are largely excerpted from the referenced
# advisory, and are Copyright (c) the respective author(s)
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2,
# or at your option, GNU General Public License version 3,
# as published by the Free Software Foundation
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
#

include("revisions-lib.inc");
tag_summary = "The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1040.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time
with a referenced time source.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the ntpd daemon's NTPv4
authentication code. If ntpd was configured to use public key cryptography
for NTP packet authentication, a remote attacker could use this flaw to
send a specially-crafted request packet that could crash ntpd or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the ntp user.
(CVE-2009-1252)

Note: NTP authentication is not enabled by default.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ntpq diagnostic command. A
malicious, remote server could send a specially-crafted reply to an ntpq
request that could crash ntpq or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the ntpq command. (CVE-2009-0159)

All ntp users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing the
update, the ntpd daemon will be restarted automatically.";

tag_solution = "Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date";



if(description)
{
 script_id(63982);
 script_version("$Revision: 6683 $");
 script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2017-07-12 11:41:57 +0200 (Wed, 12 Jul 2017) $");
 script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2009-05-20 00:17:15 +0200 (Wed, 20 May 2009)");
 script_cve_id("CVE-2009-0159", "CVE-2009-1252");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"6.8");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
 script_name("RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1040");



 script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

 script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com");
 script_family("Red Hat Local Security Checks");
 script_dependencies("gather-package-list.nasl");
 script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/rhel", "ssh/login/rpms");
 script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
 script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
 script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");
 script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1040.html");
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical");
 exit(0);
}

#
# The script code starts here
#

include("pkg-lib-rpm.inc");

res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"ntp", rpm:"ntp~4.2.0.a.20040617~8.el4_7.2", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"ntp-debuginfo", rpm:"ntp-debuginfo~4.2.0.a.20040617~8.el4_7.2", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}

if (report != "") {
    security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
    exit(99); # Not vulnerable.
}