USN-3349-1: NTP vulnerabilities

5 July 2017

ntp vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in NTP.

Software Description

  • ntp - Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs

Details

Yihan Lian discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain large request data values. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-2519)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain spoofed addresses when performing rate limiting. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7426)

Matthew Van Gundy discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain crafted broadcast mode packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7427, CVE-2016-7428)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7429)

Sharon Goldberg and Aanchal Malhotra discovered that NTP incorrectly handled origin timestamps of zero. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass the origin timestamp protection mechanism. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7431)

Brian Utterback, Sharon Goldberg and Aanchal Malhotra discovered that NTP incorrectly performed initial sync calculations. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7433)

Magnus Stubman discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain mrulist queries. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7434)

Matthew Van Gund discovered that NTP incorrectly handled origin timestamp checks. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10, and Ubuntu 17.04. (CVE-2016-9042)

Matthew Van Gundy discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain control mode packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to set or unset traps. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-9310)

Matthew Van Gundy discovered that NTP incorrectly handled the trap service. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-9311)

It was discovered that NTP incorrectly handled memory when processing long variables. A remote authenticated user could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6458)

It was discovered that NTP incorrectly handled memory when processing long variables. A remote authenticated user could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 17.04. (CVE-2017-6460)

It was discovered that the NTP legacy DPTS refclock driver incorrectly handled the /dev/datum device. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6462)

It was discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain invalid settings in a :config directive. A remote authenticated user could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6463)

It was discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain invalid mode configuration directives. A remote authenticated user could possibly use this issue to cause NTP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6464)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04
ntp - 1:4.2.8p9+dfsg-2ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.10
ntp - 1:4.2.8p8+dfsg-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
ntp - 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.5
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
ntp - 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.11

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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