It was found that when ntp is configured with rate limiting for all associations the limits are also applied to responses received from its configured sources. A remote attacker who knows the sources can cause a denial of service by preventing ntpd from accepting valid responses from its sources.
When ntpd is configured with rate limiting for all associations (restrict default limited in ntp.conf), the limits are applied also to responses received from its configured sources. An attacker who knows the sources (e.g., from an IPv4 refid in server response) and knows the system is (mis)configured in this way can periodically send packets with spoofed source address to keep the rate limiting activated and prevent ntpd from accepting valid responses from its sources.
Created ntp tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1397351]
If you choose to use restrict default limited ..., be sure to use restrict source ... (without limited) to avoid this attack.
Is an RPM released with fix for this. I haven't seen one @ http://mirror.centos.org.
If not released, what is ETA for same?
This issue has been addressed in the following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Via RHSA-2017:0252 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0252.html