Debian DSA-5002-1 : containerd - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 154949

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

The remote Debian 11 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5002 advisory.

- 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

Upgrade the containerd packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.5~ds1-2+deb11u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/containerd

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-5002

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-41103

https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/containerd

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154949

File Name: debian_DSA-5002.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/6/2021

Updated: 11/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41103

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:11.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:containerd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:golang-github-containerd-containerd-dev:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-41103