RHEL 7 : docker (RHSA-2014:0820)
High Nessus Plugin ID 79034
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected docker package.