Bug 1274258 (CVE-2015-7850) - CVE-2015-7850 ntp: remote configuration denial of service vulnerability
Summary: CVE-2015-7850 ntp: remote configuration denial of service vulnerability
Alias: CVE-2015-7850
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1296167
Blocks: 1260670
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-10-22 11:30 UTC by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2021-02-17 04:48 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ntp 4.2.8p4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-01-07 12:07:18 UTC

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Description Martin Prpič 2015-10-22 11:30:26 UTC
The following flaw was found in ntpd:

An exploitable denial of service vulnerability exists in the remote configuration functionality of the Network Time Protocol. A specially crafted configuration file could cause an endless loop resulting in a denial of service. An attacker could provide a the malicious configuration file to trigger this vulnerability.

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Comment 3 Martin Prpič 2016-01-06 13:58:13 UTC
Created ntp tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1296167]

Comment 5 Martin Prpič 2016-01-07 12:07:18 UTC
Closing this as notabug:

The issue relies on the fact that an attacker could provide a crafted config file that could cause ntpd loop infinitely. Fixing this one case does not prevent the attacker from pointing ntpd to the e.g. /dev/zero file, which would have the same effect. This issue is limited to users who are able to use the :config command.

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