CVE-2021-41103

high

Description

containerd is an open source container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability. A bug was found in containerd where container root directories and some plugins had insufficiently restricted permissions, allowing otherwise unprivileged Linux users to traverse directory contents and execute programs. When containers included executable programs with extended permission bits (such as setuid), unprivileged Linux users could discover and execute those programs. When the UID of an unprivileged Linux user on the host collided with the file owner or group inside a container, the unprivileged Linux user on the host could discover, read, and modify those files. This vulnerability has been fixed in containerd 1.4.11 and containerd 1.5.7. Users should update to these version when they are released and may restart containers or update directory permissions to mitigate the vulnerability. Users unable to update should limit access to the host to trusted users. Update directory permission on container bundles directories.

References

https://github.com/containerd/containerd/commit/5b46e404f6b9f661a205e28d59c982d3634148f8

https://github.com/containerd/containerd/security/advisories/GHSA-c2h3-6mxw-7mvq

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/ZNFADTCHHYWVM6W4NJ6CB4FNFM2VMBIB/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/B5Q6G6I4W5COQE25QMC7FJY3I3PAYFBB/

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-5002

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-10-04

Updated: 2021-11-28

Type: CWE-22

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH