CVE-2016-2518

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-04-26
Bugzilla:
1331468: CVE-2016-2518 ntp: out-of-bounds references on crafted packet
An out-of-bounds access flaw was found in the way ntpd processed certain packets. An authenticated attacker could use a crafted packet to create a peer association with hmode of 7 and larger, which could potentially (although highly unlikely) cause ntpd to crash.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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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 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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