Amazon Linux AMI : containerd (ALAS-2021-1523)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 151933
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of containerd installed on the remote host is prior to 1.4.6-2.7. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2021-1523 advisory.

- containerd is a container runtime. A bug was found in containerd versions prior to 1.4.8 and 1.5.4 where pulling and extracting a specially-crafted container image can result in Unix file permission changes for existing files in the hosts filesystem. Changes to file permissions can deny access to the expected owner of the file, widen access to others, or set extended bits like setuid, setgid, and sticky. This bug does not directly allow files to be read, modified, or executed without an additional cooperating process. This bug has been fixed in containerd 1.5.4 and 1.4.8. As a workaround, ensure that users only pull images from trusted sources. Linux security modules (LSMs) like SELinux and AppArmor can limit the files potentially affected by this bug through policies and profiles that prevent containerd from interacting with specific files. (CVE-2021-32760)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update containerd' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2021-1523.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-32760

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 151933

File Name: ala_ALAS-2021-1523.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/22/2021

Updated: 7/22/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-32760

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/19/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/19/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-32760

ALAS: 2021-1523