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Cisco Security Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in ntpd Affecting Cisco Products - October 2015



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Cisco Security Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in ntpd Affecting Cisco Products - October 2015

Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20151021-ntp

Version 1.0:  Interim

For Public Release 2015 October 21 23:00  UTC (GMT)

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Summary
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Multiple Cisco products incorporate a version of the ntpd package. Versions of this package are affected by one or more vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create a denial of service (DoS) condition or modify the time being advertised by a device acting as a network time protocol (NTP) server.

On October 21st, 2015, NTP.org released a security advisory detailing 13 issues regarding multiple DoS vulnerabilities, information disclosure vulnerabilities, and logic issues that may result in an attacker gaining the ability to modify an NTP server's advertised time. The vulnerabilities covered in this document are as follows: 

   CVE-2015-7691  - Denial of Service AutoKey Malicious Message
   CVE-2015-7692  - Denial of Service AutoKey Malicious Message
   CVE-2015-7701  - Denial of Service CRYPTO_ASSOC Memory Leak
   CVE-2015-7702  - Denial of Service AutoKey Malicious Message
   CVE-2015-7703  - Configuration Directive File Overwrite Vulnerability
   CVE-2015-7704  - Denial of Service by Spoofed Kiss-o'-Death
   CVE-2015-7705  - Denial of Service by Priming the Pump
   CVE-2015-7848  - Network Time Protocol ntpd multiple integer overflow read access violations
   CVE-2015-7849  - Network Time Protocol Trusted Keys Memory Corruption Vulnerability
   CVE-2015-7850  - Network Time Protocol Remote Configuration Denial of Service Vulnerability
   CVE-2015-7851  - Network Time Protocol ntpd saveconfig Directory Traversal Vulnerability
   CVE-2015-7852  - Network Time Protocol ntpq atoascii Memory Corruption Vulnerability
   CVE-2015-7853  - Network Time Protocol Reference Clock Memory Corruption Vulnerability
   CVE-2015-7854  - Network Time Protocol Password Length Memory Corruption Vulnerability
   CVE-2015-7855  - Denial of Service Long Control Packet Message 
   CVE-2015-7871  - NAK to the Future: NTP Symmetric Association Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
   
Additional details on each of the vulnerabilities can be found at the following links:

Official Security Advisory from ntp.org: http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SecurityNotice#Recent_Vulnerabilities
Boston University: http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe/NTPattack.html
Cisco TALOS: http://talosintel.com/vulnerability-reports/

Cisco will release software updates that address these vulnerabilities.

Workarounds that mitigate one or more of the vulnerabilities may be available for certain products, please see the individual Cisco Bug IDs for details. 

This advisory is available at the following link:
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151021-ntp

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