RHEL 7 : docker (RHSA-2014:0820)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79034


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated docker package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Extras.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Docker is a service providing container management on Linux.

It was found that the socket used to manage the Docker service was world readable and writable. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2014-3499)

Red Hat would like to thank Jon Stanley for reporting this issue.

All users of docker are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue. After applying this update, the docker service must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected docker package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79034

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-0820.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3499

BID: 68297, 68303

RHSA: 2014:0820