CVE-2018-12327

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2018-06-20
CWE:
CWE-121
Bugzilla:
1593580: CVE-2018-12327 ntp: Stack-based buffer overflow in ntpq and ntpdc allows denial of service or code execution
The ntpq and ntpdc command-line utilities that are part of ntp package are vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflow via crafted hostname. Applications using these vulnerable utilities with an untrusted input may be potentially exploited, resulting in a crash or arbitrary code execution under privileges of that application.

Find out more about CVE-2018-12327 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of ntp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having a security impact of Low. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

This issue affects the versions of ntp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now in Maintenance Support 2 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having a security impact of Low, and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

This issue affects the versions of ntp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Extended Life Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

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:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ntp Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ntp Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ntp Will not fix

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