Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : lxc vulnerability (USN-3136-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Roman Fiedler discovered a directory traversal flaw in lxc-attach. An
attacker with access to an LXC container could exploit this flaw to
access files outside of the container.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected liblxc1, lxc and / or lxc1 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95295 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8649

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