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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-28

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-28
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-28 - A vulnerability in Docker could lead to the escalation of privileges. Versions less than 1.11.0 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-3697
MD5 | 5c7d74f741078862c6b5f8425096b963

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-28

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Severity: Normal
Title: Docker: Privilege escalation
Date: December 11, 2016
Bugs: #581236
ID: 201612-28

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Docker could lead to the escalation of privileges.

Background
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Docker is the worldas leading software containerization platform.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-emulation/docker < 1.11.0 >= 1.11.0

Description
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Docker does not properly distinguish between numeric UIDs and string
usernames.

Impact
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Local attackers could possibly escalate their privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Docker users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/docker-1.11.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-3697
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-3697

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-28

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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