[ GLSA 201808-02 ] LinuX Containers user space utilities: Arbitrary file read


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201808-02
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: LinuX Containers user space utilities: Arbitrary file read
Date: August 22, 2018
Bugs: #662780
ID: 201808-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in LXC which may allow for arbitrary
file access (read-only).

Background
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LinuX Containers user space utilities.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-emulation/lxc =3D 3.0.1-r1

Description
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lxc-user-nic when asked to delete a network interface will
unconditionally open a user provided path. This code path may be used
by an unprivileged user to check for the existence of a path which they
wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach.

Impact
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A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to access arbitrary
files, including special device files.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LXC users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=3Dapp-emulation/lxc-3.0.1-r1″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-6556
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6556

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/201808-02

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 2018 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.

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

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