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1176037: CVE-2014-9295 ntp: Multiple buffer overflows via specially-crafted packets
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.

Find out more about CVE-2014-9295 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.5 (ntp) RHSA-2015:0104 2015-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (ntp) RHSA-2014:2025 2014-12-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (ntp) RHSA-2014:2024 2014-12-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (ntp) RHSA-2014:2024 2014-12-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ntp Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Add these lines (included by default starting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5) to the configuration file /etc/ntp.conf:

    restrict default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery
    restrict -6 default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery
    restrict -6 ::1

This restricts server-type functionality to localhost. If ntpd needs to perform time service for specific hosts and networks, you have to list them with suitable restrict statements.

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