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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201711-09 ] LXC: Remote security bypass
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:13:18
Message-Id: 4257641.9sNYmFikgY@localhost.localdomain
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201711-09
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: LXC: Remote security bypass
     Date: November 11, 2017
     Bugs: #636386
       ID: 201711-09

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in LXC may lead to an unauthorized security bypass.

Background
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LinuX Containers userspace utilities 

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-emulation/lxc            < 2.0.7                    >= 2.0.7 

Description
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Previous versions of lxc-attach ran a shell or the specified command
without allocating a pseudo terminal making it vulnerable to input
faking via a TIOCSTI ioctl call.

Impact
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Remote attackers can escape the container and perform unauthorized
modifications.

Workaround
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There is no know workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LXC users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/lxc-2.0.7"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-10124
      https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-10124

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/201711-09

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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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