CVE-2016-1550

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-04-26
Bugzilla:
1331464: CVE-2016-1550 ntp: libntp message digest disclosure
A flaw was found in the way NTP's libntp performed message authentication. An attacker able to observe the timing of the comparison function used in packet authentication could potentially use this flaw to recover the message digest.

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Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (ntp) RHSA-2016:1141 2016-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.7 (ntp) RHSA-2016:1552 2016-08-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (ntp) RHSA-2016:1141 2016-05-31

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 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.

External References

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