#VU57038 Incorrect default permissions


Published: 2021-10-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57038

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-41103

CWE-ID: CWE-276

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
containerd
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor: containerd

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect default permissions for container root directories and some plugins. When the UID of an unprivileged Linux user on the host collided with the file owner or group inside a container, the unprivileged Linux user on the host can discover, read, and modify those files.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

containerd: 1.5.0 - 1.5.6, 1.4.0 - 1.4.10


CPE

External links
http://github.com/containerd/containerd/commit/5b46e404f6b9f661a205e28d59c982d3634148f8
http://github.com/containerd/containerd/security/advisories/GHSA-c2h3-6mxw-7mvq
http://github.com/containerd/containerd/releases/tag/v1.5.7
http://github.com/containerd/containerd/releases/tag/v1.4.11


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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