openSUSE Security Update : runc (openSUSE-2019-208)

high Nessus Plugin ID 122338


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This update for runc fixes the following issues :

Security vulnerablities addressed :

- CVE-2019-5736: Effectively copying /proc/self/exe during re-exec to avoid write attacks to the host runc binary, which could lead to a container breakout (bsc#1121967)

- CVE-2018-16873: Fix a remote command execution during 'go get -u' (boo#1118897)

- CVE-2018-16874: Fix a directory traversal in 'go get' via curly braces in import paths (boo#1118898)

- CVE-2018-16875: Fix a CPU denial of service issue (boo#1118899)

Other changes and bug fixes :

- Update go requirements to >= go1.10

- Create a symlink in /usr/bin/runc to enable rootless Podman and Buildah.

- Make use of %license macro

- Remove 'go test' from %check section, as it has only ever caused us problems and hasn't (as far as I remember) ever caught a release-blocking issue. Smoke testing has been far more useful. (boo#1095817)

- Upgrade to runc v1.0.0~rc6. Upstream changelog is available from .0-rc6


Update the affected runc packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122338

File Name: openSUSE-2019-208.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/20/2019

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:opensuse:15.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:runc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:runc-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:runc-test:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/19/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16873, CVE-2018-16874, CVE-2018-16875, CVE-2019-5736