Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 update for runc



Published: 2020-03-31 | Updated: 2020-04-10
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-16884
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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runc (Red Hat package)
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Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU22482

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-16884

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect checking of the mount targets in libcontainer/rootfs_linux.go in runc. A local user can bypass AppArmor restrictions and perform unauthorized actions on the system, as demonstrated by overwriting the /proc directory with a malicious Doker image.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

runc (Red Hat package): 1.0.0-1.rc2.el7, 1.0.0-24.rc4.dev.gitc6e4a1e.el7, 1.0.0-59.dev.git2abd837.el7, 1.0.0-66.rc8.el7_7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation: 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 7

CPE2.3 External links

http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2020:1232

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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