LinuX Containers userspace utilities: Arbitrary file read

2018-08-22T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201808-02
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2018-08-22T00:00:00

Description

Background

LinuX Containers userspace utilities.

Description

lxc-user-nic when asked to delete a network interface will unconditionally open a user provided path. This code path may be used by an unprivileged user to check for the existence of a path which they wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach.

Impact

A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to access arbitrary files, including special device files.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All LXC users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/lxc-3.0.1-r1"