Amazon Linux AMI : docker (ALAS-2019-1156)

high Nessus Plugin ID 122096
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in runc, which is used by Docker to run containers. runc did not prevent container processes from modifying the runc binary via /proc/self/exe. A malicious container could replace the runc binary, resulting in container escape and privilege escalation. This was fixed by creating a per-container copy of runc.(CVE-2019-5736)


Run 'yum update docker' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122096

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1156.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2019

Updated: 7/1/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 8.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:docker, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:docker-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/8/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2019

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Docker Container Escape Via runC Overwrite)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5736

ALAS: 2019-1156