USN-3096-1: NTP vulnerabilities


USN-3096-1 NTP vulnerabilities

Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

Canonical Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Description

Aanchal Malhotra discovered that NTP incorrectly handled authenticated broadcast mode. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform a replay attack. (CVE-2015-7973)

Matt Street discovered that NTP incorrectly verified peer associations of symmetric keys. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform an impersonation attack. (CVE-2015-7974)

Jonathan Gardner discovered that the NTP ntpq utility incorrectly handled dangerous characters in filenames. An attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2015-7976)

Stephen Gray discovered that NTP incorrectly handled large restrict lists. An attacker could use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-7977, CVE-2015-7978)

Aanchal Malhotra discovered that NTP incorrectly handled authenticated broadcast mode. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-7979)

Jonathan Gardner discovered that NTP incorrectly handled origin timestamp checks. A remote attacker could use this issue to spoof peer servers. (CVE-2015-8138)

Jonathan Gardner discovered that the NTP ntpq utility did not properly handle certain incorrect values. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ntpq to hang, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8158)

It was discovered that the NTP cronjob incorrectly cleaned up the statistics directory. A local attacker could possibly use this to escalate privileges. (CVE-2016-0727)

Stephen Gray and Matthew Van Gundy discovered that NTP incorrectly validated crypto-NAKs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to prevent clients from synchronizing. (CVE-2016-1547)

Miroslav Lichvar and Jonathan Gardner discovered that NTP incorrectly handled switching to interleaved symmetric mode. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to prevent clients from synchronizing. (CVE-2016-1548)

Matthew Van Gundy, Stephen Gray and Loganaden Velvindron discovered that NTP incorrectly handled message authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to recover the message digest key. (CVE-2016-1550)

Yihan Lian discovered that NTP incorrectly handled duplicate IPs on unconfig directives. An authenticated remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2516)

Yihan Lian discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain peer associations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2518)

Jakub Prokes discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain spoofed packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4954)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain packets when autokey is enabled. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4955)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain spoofed broadcast packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4956)

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the NTP AppArmor profile.

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

Cloud Foundry BOSH stemcells are vulnerable, including:

  • All versions prior to 3146.24
  • 3151.x versions prior to 3151.2
  • 3232.x versions prior to 3232.22
  • 3233.x versions prior to 3233.2
  • 3262.x versions prior to 3262.21
  • Other versions prior to 3263.7

Mitigation

The Cloud Foundry team recommends upgrading to the following BOSH stemcells:

  • Upgrade all versions prior to 3146.x to 3146.24
  • Upgrade 3151.x versions to 3151.2
  • Upgrade 3232.x versions to 3232.22
  • Upgrade 3233.x versions to 3233.2
  • Upgrade 3262.x versions to 3262.21
  • Upgrade other versions to 3263.7

Credit

Matt Street, Aanchal Malhotra, Jonathan Gardner, Matthew Van Gundy, Stephen Gray, Loganaden Velvindron, Yihan Lian, Jakub Prokes, Miroslav Lichvar

References