USN-2809-1: LXD vulnerability

12 November 2015

LXD could be made to run programs as an administrator.



  • lxd - Container hypervisor based on LXC


Jeroen Simonetti discovered that LXD incorrectly set socket permissions. A
local attacker could use this issue to escalate privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.