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CVE-2014-9293

Published: 19 December 2014

The config_auth function in ntpd in NTP before 4.2.7p11, when an auth key is not configured, improperly generates a key, which makes it easier for remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via a brute-force attack.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
upstream commit in 4.2.7p11 removes automatic key generation
completely. Red Hat fixed the issue in a different way.
Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
ntp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid
Released (1:4.2.4p8+dfsg-1ubuntu2.2)
precise
Released (1:4.2.6.p3+dfsg-1ubuntu3.2)
trusty
Released (1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.2.8)
utopic
Released (1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-3ubuntu2.14.10.1)
Patches:
upstream: http://bk1.ntp.org/ntp-dev/ntpd/ntp_config.c?PAGE=diffs&REV=4b6089c5KXhXqZqocF0DMXnQQsjOuw
vendor: https://git.centos.org/blob/rpms!ntp.git/c054b85192ea340529fc9a659cac7ea6b893b50e/SOURCES!ntp-4.2.6p5-cve-2014-9293.patch