Security update for ntp

SUSE Security Update: Security update for ntp
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:0775-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1128525
Cross-References: CVE-2019-8936
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


This update for ntp fixes the following issues:
Security issue fixed:

  • CVE-2019-8936: Fixed a null pointer exception which could allow an authenticated attcker to cause segmentation fault to ntpd (bsc#1128525).

Other issues addressed:
  • Fixed several bugs in the BANCOMM reclock driver.
  • Fixed ntp_loopfilter.c snprintf compilation warnings.
  • Fixed spurious initgroups() error message.
  • Fixed STA_NANO struct timex units.
  • Fixed GPS week rollover in libparse.
  • Fixed incorrect poll interval in packet.
  • Added a missing check for ENABLE_CMAC.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2019-775=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS (ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • ntp-4.2.8p13-46.32.1
    • ntp-debuginfo-4.2.8p13-46.32.1
    • ntp-debugsource-4.2.8p13-46.32.1
    • ntp-doc-4.2.8p13-46.32.1