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Bug 1550214 - (CVE-2018-7170) CVE-2018-7170 ntp: Ephemeral association time spoofing additional protection
CVE-2018-7170 ntp: Ephemeral association time spoofing additional protection
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1561056 1582246 1550228 1550229
Blocks: 1550226
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Reported: 2018-02-28 14:37 EST by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2018-09-09 18:13 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: ntp 4.2.8p11
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2018-02-28 14:37:48 EST
ntpd can be vulnerable to Sybil attacks. If a system is set up to use a trustedkey and if one is not using the feature introduced in ntp-4.2.8p6 allowing an optional 4th field in the ntp.keys file to specify which IPs can serve time, a malicious authenticated peer -- i.e. one where the attacker knows the private symmetric key -- can create arbitrarily-many ephemeral associations in order to win the clock selection of ntpd and modify a victim's clock.

Ps.: This is possibly a incomplete fix for CVE-2016-1549.


Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2018-02-28 14:51:45 EST
Created ntp tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1550228]

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