CVE-2016-0727

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-01-21
Bugzilla:
1382369: CVE-2016-0727 ntp: Privilege escalation via cronjob

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The crontab script in the ntp package before 1:4.2.6.p3+dfsg-1ubuntu3.11 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, before 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, on Ubuntu Wily, and before 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS allows local users with access to the ntp account to write to arbitrary files and consequently gain privileges via vectors involving statistics directory cleanup.

Find out more about CVE-2016-0727 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of ntp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, or 7.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ntp Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ntp Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ntp Not affected
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.

External References

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