Bug 1398242 (CVE-2016-8649) - CVE-2016-8649 lxc: lxc-attach to malicious container allows access to host
Summary: CVE-2016-8649 lxc: lxc-attach to malicious container allows access to host
Alias: CVE-2016-8649
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1398243 1398245
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Reported: 2016-11-24 10:40 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:02:40 UTC

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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.

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