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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3707-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3707-1
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3707-1 - Yihan Lian discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain malformed mode 6 packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ntpd to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Michael Macnair discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-7182, CVE-2018-7183, CVE-2018-7184, CVE-2018-7185
MD5 | 0647a8b93bace5ed4b5773148d5efb8f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3707-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3707-1
July 09, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in NTP.

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

Details:

Yihan Lian discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain malformed mode 6
packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ntpd to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-7182)

Michael Macnair discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain responses.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-7183)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain
zero-origin timestamps. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu
18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-7184)

Miroslav Lichvar discovered that NTP incorrectly handled certain
zero-origin timestamps. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7185)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ntp 1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-5ubuntu7.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
ntp 1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-5ubuntu3.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ntp 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.9

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ntp 1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.13

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3707-1
CVE-2018-7182, CVE-2018-7183, CVE-2018-7184, CVE-2018-7185

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-5ubuntu7.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-5ubuntu3.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.9
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.13

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