Photon OS 2.0: Containerd PHSA-2021-2.0-0402

critical Nessus Plugin ID 153980
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Synopsis

The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

An update of the containerd package has been released.

- containerd is an open source container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability.
A bug was found in containerd where container root directories and some plugins had insufficiently restricted permissions, allowing otherwise unprivileged Linux users to traverse directory contents and execute programs. When containers included executable programs with extended permission bits (such as setuid), unprivileged Linux users could discover and execute those programs. When the UID of an unprivileged Linux user on the host collided with the file owner or group inside a container, the unprivileged Linux user on the host could discover, read, and modify those files. This vulnerability has been fixed in containerd 1.4.11 and containerd 1.5.7. Users should update to these version when they are released and may restart containers or update directory permissions to mitigate the vulnerability. Users unable to update should limit access to the host to trusted users. Update directory permission on container bundles directories. (CVE-2021-41103)

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

Solution

Update the affected Linux packages.

See Also

https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Security-Updates-2-402.md

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 153980

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2021-2_0-0402_containerd.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 10/11/2021

Updated: 10/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41103

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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:N/I:H/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:containerd, cpe:/o:vmware:photonos:2.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-41103