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USN-6088-1: runC vulnerabilities

18 May 2023

Several security issues were fixed in runC.

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Releases

Packages

  • runc - Open Container Project

Details

It was discovered that runC incorrectly made /sys/fs/cgroup
writable when in rootless mode. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2023-25809)

It was discovered that runC incorrectly performed access control when
mounting /proc to non-directories. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2023-27561)

It was discovered that runC incorrectly handled /proc and
/sys mounts inside a container. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to bypass AppArmor, and potentially SELinux.
(CVE-2023-28642)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.04
Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6088-2: runc, golang-github-opencontainers-runc-dev