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Alpine Linux: CVE-2020-14367: Link Following

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2020-14367: Link Following

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/24/2020
Created
04/09/2024
Added
03/26/2024
Modified
04/09/2024

Description

A flaw was found in chrony versions before 3.5.1 when creating the PID file under the /var/run/chrony folder. The file is created during chronyd startup while still running as the root user, and when it's opened for writing, chronyd does not check for an existing symbolic link with the same file name. This flaw allows an attacker with privileged access to create a symlink with the default PID file name pointing to any destination file in the system, resulting in data loss and a denial of service due to the path traversal.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-chrony

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