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Chrony Denial of Service Security Issue and Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-02-05    Views:  3,450

Secunia Advisory SA38428

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue and a vulnerability have been reported in Chrony, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

1) A vulnerability is caused due to an error within the processing of "cmdmon" packets, which can be exploited to cause a packet reply loop by sending a specially crafted packet with a spoofed source IP address to an affected Chrony server.

2) A security issue is caused due to the logging facility not properly limiting the amount of memory used to store client information. This can be exploited to cause a DoS due to memory exhaustion by sending a large number of spoofed NTP or "cmdmon" packets.

Successful exploitation requires that chronyd allows access from a wide range of IP addresses (restricted to 127.0.0.1 by default).

NOTE: Additionally, chronyd does not limit the rate for log messages, which can be used to fill up the disk space.


Solution:
Update to version 1.23.1 or 1.24.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://chrony.tuxfamily.org/News.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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