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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-05
(ntp: Certificate validation error)
It has been reported that ntp incorrectly checks the return value of
the EVP_VerifyFinal(), a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5077 (GLSA
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof arbitrary
names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All ntp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/ntp-4.2.4_p6'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true