Centos 7 : runc

high Nessus Plugin ID 130262
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for runc is now available for CentOS 7 Extras.

The runC tool is a lightweight, portable implementation of the Open Container Format (OCF) that provides container runtime.

A flaw was found in the way runc handled system file descriptors when running containers. A malicious container could use this flaw to overwrite contents of the runc binary and consequently run arbitrary commands on the container host system. (CVE-2019-5736)


Update the affected runc, docker, and / or docker-ce packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130262

File Name: centos_docker_cve-2019-5736.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/25/2019

Updated: 10/25/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5736


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:runc

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5736