Amazon Linux 2 : containerd (ALASECS-2023-029)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 185927

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of containerd installed on the remote host is prior to 1.4.6-2. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2ECS-2023-029 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 host's 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/AL2/ALASECS-2023-029.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2021-32760.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/faqs.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 185927

File Name: al2_ALASECS-2023-029.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/16/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-32760

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/9/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/19/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-32760