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VPR Score: 4.8
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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 200902-02).
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof arbitrary names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ntp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/ntp-4.2.4_p6'