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Security Advisory - Important: ntp security update SME8 & SME9

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Security Advisory - Important: ntp security update SME8 & SME9
« on: December 20, 2014, 04:44:09 AM »
Red Hat has released a security update for EL5 and EL6 that will apply to SME8 and SME9, they have been rated as Important

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See for full notice:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-2025.html
and
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-2024.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: ntp security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:2025-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-2025.html
Issue date:        2014-12-20
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9293 CVE-2014-9294 CVE-2014-9295
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1. Summary:

Updated ntp packages that fix several security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were discovered in ntpd's crypto_recv(),
ctl_putdata(), and configure() functions. A remote attacker could use
either of these flaws to send a specially crafted request packet that could
crash ntpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the ntp user. Note: the crypto_recv() flaw requires non-default
configurations to be active, while the ctl_putdata() flaw, by default, can
only be exploited via local attackers, and the configure() flaw requires
additional authentication to exploit. (CVE-2014-9295)

It was found that ntpd automatically generated weak keys for its internal
use if no ntpdc request authentication key was specified in the ntp.conf
configuration file. A remote attacker able to match the configured IP
restrictions could guess the generated key, and possibly use it to send
ntpdc query or configuration requests. (CVE-2014-9293)

It was found that ntp-keygen used a weak method for generating MD5 keys.
This could possibly allow an attacker to guess generated MD5 keys that
could then be used to spoof an NTP client or server. Note: it is
recommended to regenerate any MD5 keys that had explicitly been generated
with ntp-keygen; the default installation does not contain such keys).
(CVE-2014-9294)

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 restart automatically.


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: ntp security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:2024-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-2024.html
Issue date:        2014-12-20
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9293 CVE-2014-9294 CVE-2014-9295
                   CVE-2014-9296
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated ntp packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x,

x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

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

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were discovered in ntpd's crypto_recv(),
ctl_putdata(), and configure() functions. A remote attacker could use
either of these flaws to send a specially crafted request packet that could
crash ntpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the ntp user. Note: the crypto_recv() flaw requires non-default
configurations to be active, while the ctl_putdata() flaw, by default, can
only be exploited via local attackers, and the configure() flaw requires
additional authentication to exploit. (CVE-2014-9295)

It was found that ntpd automatically generated weak keys for its internal
use if no ntpdc request authentication key was specified in the ntp.conf
configuration file. A remote attacker able to match the configured IP
restrictions could guess the generated key, and possibly use it to send
ntpdc query or configuration requests. (CVE-2014-9293)

It was found that ntp-keygen used a weak method for generating MD5 keys.
This could possibly allow an attacker to guess generated MD5 keys that
could then be used to spoof an NTP client or server. Note: it is
recommended to regenerate any MD5 keys that had explicitly been generated
with ntp-keygen; the default installation does not contain such keys).
(CVE-2014-9294)

A missing return statement in the receive() function could potentially
allow a remote attacker to bypass NTP's authentication mechanism.
(CVE-2014-9296)

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 restart automatically.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2014, 04:47:52 AM by TerryF »
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