The Chronyd service is enabled

Description

chrony is a daemon which implements the Network Time Protocol (NTP) is designed to synchronize system clocks across a variety of systems and use a source that is highly accurate. More information on chrony can be found at

http://chrony.tuxfamily.org/. Chrony can be configured to be a client and/or a server. To enable Chronyd service, you can run: # systemctl enable chronyd.service This recommendation only applies if chrony is in use on the system.

Rationale

If chrony is in use on the system proper configuration is vital to ensuring time synchronization is working properly.

Remediation

Shell script

The following script can be run on the host to remediate the issue.

#!/bin/bash

# Remediation is applicable only in certain platforms
if [ ! -f /.dockerenv ] && [ ! -f /run/.containerenv ] && { dpkg-query --show --showformat='${db:Status-Status}\n' 'chrony' 2>/dev/null | grep -q installed; }; then

SYSTEMCTL_EXEC='/usr/bin/systemctl'
"$SYSTEMCTL_EXEC" unmask 'chrony.service'
"$SYSTEMCTL_EXEC" start 'chrony.service'
"$SYSTEMCTL_EXEC" enable 'chrony.service'

else
    >&2 echo 'Remediation is not applicable, nothing was done'
fi

Ansible playbook

The following playbook can be run with Ansible to remediate the issue.

- name: Gather the package facts
  package_facts:
    manager: auto
  tags:
  - enable_strategy
  - low_complexity
  - low_disruption
  - medium_severity
  - no_reboot_needed
  - service_chronyd_enabled

- name: Enable service chrony
  block:

  - name: Gather the package facts
    package_facts:
      manager: auto

  - name: Enable service chrony
    systemd:
      name: chrony
      enabled: 'yes'
      state: started
      masked: 'no'
    when:
    - '"chrony" in ansible_facts.packages'
  when:
  - ansible_virtualization_type not in ["docker", "lxc", "openvz", "podman", "container"]
  - '"chrony" in ansible_facts.packages'
  tags:
  - enable_strategy
  - low_complexity
  - low_disruption
  - medium_severity
  - no_reboot_needed
  - service_chronyd_enabled