Bug 1398242 (CVE-2016-8649)

Summary: CVE-2016-8649 lxc: lxc-attach to malicious container allows access to host
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-11-24 10:40:15 UTC
CVE-2016-8649 was assigned to the issue that allows an attacker inside of an unprivileged container to use an inherited file descriptor, of the host's /proc, to access the rest of the host's filesystem via the openat() family of syscalls. The file descriptor is needed to write to /proc/<PID>/attr/current or /proc/<PID>/attr/exec to set the AppArmor/SELinux label of the attached process.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-11-24 10:40:56 UTC
Created lxc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1398243]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1398245]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 03:02:40 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.