GLSA-202003-21 : runC: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 134598


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202003-21 (runC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in runC. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

An attacker, by running a malicious Docker image, could escape the container, bypass security restrictions, escalate privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All runC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/runc-1.0.0_rc10'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 134598

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202003-21.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 3/16/2020

Updated: 3/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5736


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: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:runc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2019

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Docker Container Escape Via runC Overwrite)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16884, CVE-2019-19921, CVE-2019-5736

GLSA: 202003-21