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Security Advisory - Moderate: ntp security and bug fix update - RH EL6

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Red Hat has released a security update for EL6 that will apply to
Koozali SME9.#, it has been rated as Moderate.

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0780.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: ntp security and bug fix update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:0780-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0780.html
Issue date:        2016-05-10
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5194 CVE-2015-5195 CVE-2015-5219
                   CVE-2015-7691 CVE-2015-7692 CVE-2015-7701
                   CVE-2015-7702 CVE-2015-7703 CVE-2015-7852
                   CVE-2015-7977 CVE-2015-7978
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1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

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

3. Description:

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):

* It was found that the fix for CVE-2014-9750 was incomplete: three issues
were found in the value length checks in NTP's ntp_crypto.c, where a packet
with particular autokey operations that contained malicious data was not
always being completely validated. A remote attacker could use a specially
crafted NTP packet to crash ntpd. (CVE-2015-7691, CVE-2015-7692,
CVE-2015-7702)

* A memory leak flaw was found in ntpd's CRYPTO_ASSOC. If ntpd was
configured to use autokey authentication, an attacker could send packets to
ntpd that would, after several days of ongoing attack, cause it to run out
of memory. (CVE-2015-7701)

* An off-by-one flaw, leading to a buffer overflow, was found in
cookedprint functionality of ntpq. A specially crafted NTP packet could
potentially cause ntpq to crash. (CVE-2015-7852)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way ntpd processed
'ntpdc reslist' commands that queried restriction lists with a large amount
of entries. A remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash
ntpd. (CVE-2015-7977)

* A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way ntpd processed
'ntpdc reslist' commands that queried restriction lists with a large amount
of entries. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash ntpd.
(CVE-2015-7978)

* It was found that ntpd could crash due to an uninitialized variable when
processing malformed logconfig configuration commands. (CVE-2015-5194)

* It was found that ntpd would exit with a segmentation fault when a
statistics type that was not enabled during compilation (e.g. timingstats)
was referenced by the statistics or filegen configuration command.
(CVE-2015-5195)

* It was discovered that the sntp utility could become unresponsive due to
being caught in an infinite loop when processing a crafted NTP packet.
(CVE-2015-5219)

* It was found that NTP's :config command could be used to set the pidfile
and driftfile paths without any restrictions. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to overwrite a file on the file system with a file containing the
pid of the ntpd process (immediately) or the current estimated drift of the
system clock (in hourly intervals). (CVE-2015-7703)

The CVE-2015-5219 and CVE-2015-7703 issues were discovered by Miroslav
Lichvár (Red Hat).

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.8 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258
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