CentOS 8 : container-tools:rhel8 (CESA-2019:0975)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145642
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The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2019:0975 advisory.

- runc: Execution of malicious containers allows for container escape and access to host filesystem (CVE-2019-5736)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145642

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2019-0975.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2021

Updated: 7/1/2021

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

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: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:buildah, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:container-selinux, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:containernetworking-plugins, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:containers-common, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:fuse-overlayfs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:oci-systemd-hook, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:oci-umount, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:podman, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:podman-docker, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:runc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:skopeo, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:slirp4netns

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2019

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Docker Container Escape Via runC Overwrite)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5736

BID: 106976

RHSA: 2019:0975