BSA-2017-225

Brocade Security Advisory ID

BSA-2017-225

Initial Publication Date

03/31/2017

Last Updated

03/31/2017

Revision

1.0: Interim

Risk Impact

Low

Workaround

N/A

Component

ntp

Affected CVE

CVE-2016-7429

CVSS Score

3.7

Summary

When ntpd receives a server response on a socket that corresponds to a different interface than was used for the request, the peer structure is updated to use the interface for new requests. If ntpd is running on a host with multiple interfaces in separate networks and the operating system doesn't check source address in received packets (e.g. rp_filter on Linux is set to 0), an attacker that knows the address of the source can send a packet with spoofed source address which will cause ntpd to select wrong interface for the source and prevent it from sending new requests until the list of interfaces is refreshed, which happens on routing changes or every 5 minutes by default. If the attack is repeated often enough (once per second), ntpd will not be able to synchronize with the source.

Affected Products

Product Current Assessment
Brocade 5400 vRouter Impacted: Fixed in 17.1.0.
Brocade 5600 vRouter Impacted: Fixed in 6.7R13.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

Brocade Fabric OS, Brocade FastIron OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade Network OS, Brocade SDN Controller, Brocade ServerIron ADX, Brocade SLX-OS, Brocade Virtual ADX, BrocadeVirtual Traffic Manager: Software, and Brocade Virtual Web Application Firewall are confirmed not affected by this vulnerability.

Workaround

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.
 

Revision History

Version Change Date
1.0 Initial Publication March 31, 2017

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