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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2567-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2567-1
Posted Apr 14, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2567-1 - Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly validated MAC fields. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass authentication and spoof packets. Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain invalid packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. Juergen Perlinger discovered that NTP incorrectly generated MD5 keys on big-endian platforms. This issue could either cause ntp-keygen to hang, or could result in non-random keys. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, spoof
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-1798, CVE-2015-1799
MD5 | 68e74f99cc5e8560803ab798f05835a7

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2567-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2567-1
April 13, 2015

ntp vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in NTP.

Software Description:
- ntp: Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs

Details:

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly validated MAC fields. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass authentication and
spoof packets. (CVE-2015-1798)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain invalid
packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2015-1799)

Juergen Perlinger discovered that NTP incorrectly generated MD5 keys on
big-endian platforms. This issue could either cause ntp-keygen to hang, or
could result in non-random keys. (CVE number pending)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10:
ntp 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.10.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ntp 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.3

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
ntp 1:4.2.6.p3+dfsg-1ubuntu3.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2567-1
CVE-2015-1798, CVE-2015-1799

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.10.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/1:4.2.6.p3+dfsg-1ubuntu3.4
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