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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Brocade Switch Vendors:   Brocade Communications Systems
(Brocade Communications Systems Issues Advisory for Brocade Switch) NTP Logic Error in the receive() Function in 'ntp_proto.c' May Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032986
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032986
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-9296   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 18 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NTP. A remote user may be able to cause denial of service conditions. Brocade Switch (NetIron OS) is affected.

A remote user may be able to trigger a certain and rare error to exploit a logic error in ntp_proto.c:receive() and adversely affect system integrity.

The vulnerability occurs due to a missing return statement.

[Editor's note: The vendor indicates that they have not be able to identify a method to affect system integrity.]

Stephen Roettger of the Google Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to adversely affect system integrity.
Solution:   Brocade Communications Systems has issued an advisory for Brocade Switch. Brocade NetIron OS is affected. See TSB 2015-212-A for additional information.

The Brocade Communications Systems advisory is available at:

http://www.brocade.com/content/brocade/en/backend-content/pdf-page.html?/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/security-bulletin/brocade-assessment-ntp-vu-852879-vulnerability.pdf

Vendor URL:  www.brocade.com/content/brocade/en/backend-content/pdf-page.html?/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/security-bulletin/brocade-assessment-ntp-vu-852879-vulnerability.pdf (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Dec 20 2014 NTP Logic Error in the receive() Function in 'ntp_proto.c' May Let Remote Users Deny Service



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