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VPR Score: 5.2
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202008-23 (chrony: Symlink vulnerability)
It was found that chrony did not check whether its PID file was a symlink.
A local attacker could perform symlink attack(s) to overwrite arbitrary files with root privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll chrony users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/chrony-3.5.1'