CVE-2016-1551

NameCVE-2016-1551
Descriptionntpd in NTP 4.2.8p3 and NTPsec a5fb34b9cc89b92a8fef2f459004865c93bb7f92 relies on the underlying operating system to protect it from requests that impersonate reference clocks. Because reference clocks are treated like other peers and stored in the same structure, any packet with a source ip address of a reference clock (127.127.1.1 for example) that reaches the receive() function will match that reference clock's peer record and will be treated as a trusted peer. Any system that lacks the typical martian packet filtering which would block these packets is in danger of having its time controlled by an attacker.
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NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ntp (PTS)jessie (security), jessie1:4.2.6.p5+dfsg-7+deb8u2fixed
stretch1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-3+deb9u2fixed
buster1:4.2.8p12+dfsg-4fixed
bullseye, sid1:4.2.8p13+dfsg-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ntpsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- ntp <not-affected> (Does not affect Linux or FreeBSD)
http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SecurityNotice#April_2016_NTP_4_2_8p7_Security

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