Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-3697: Docker: Privilege escalation

Back to Search

Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-3697: Docker: Privilege escalation

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
06/01/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

libcontainer/user/user.go in runC before 0.1.0, as used in Docker before 1.11.2, improperly treats a numeric UID as a potential username, which allows local users to gain privileges via a numeric username in the password file in a container.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-emulation-docker

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;