Bug 1274255 - (CVE-2015-7701) CVE-2015-7701 ntp: slow memory leak in CRYPTO_ASSOC
CVE-2015-7701 ntp: slow memory leak in CRYPTO_ASSOC
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20151021,repor...
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Depends On: 1274351 1296207 1317795
Blocks: 1260670 1323912
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Reported: 2015-10-22 07:29 EDT by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2016-11-06 00:13 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: ntp 4.2.8p4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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A memory leak flaw was found in ntpd's CRYPTO_ASSOC. If ntpd was configured to use autokey authentication, an attacker could send packets to ntpd that would, after several days of ongoing attack, cause it to run out of memory.
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Last Closed: 2016-11-06 00:13:50 EDT
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Description Martin Prpič 2015-10-22 07:29:12 EDT
A memory leak flaw was found in ntpd's CRYPTO_ASSOC. If ntpd is configured to use autokey authentication, an attacker could send packets to ntpd that would, after several days of ongoing attack, cause it to run out of memory.

Mitigation:

Disable NTP autokey authentication by removing, or commenting out, all configuration directives beginning with the 'crypto' keyword in your ntp.conf file.

External References:

https://github.com/ntp-project/ntp/blob/stable/NEWS#L91
http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SecurityNotice#October_2015_NTP_Security_Vulner
Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-10-22 10:35:19 EDT
Created ntp tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1274351]
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-11-02 13:52:55 EST
ntp-4.2.6p5-34.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-11-04 17:49:31 EST
ntp-4.2.6p5-34.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2016-02-20 21:25:14 EST
ntp-4.2.6p5-36.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-10 16:17:34 EDT
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2016:0780 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0780.html
Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-03 15:33:01 EDT
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2016:2583 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2583.html

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