RHEL 7 : docker (RHSA-2015:0623)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81640


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated docker packages that fix two security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Extras.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Docker is a service providing container management on Linux.

It was found that a malicious container image could overwrite arbitrary portions of the host file system by including absolute symlinks, potentially leading to privilege escalation. (CVE-2014-9356)

A flaw was found in the way the Docker service unpacked images or builds after a 'docker pull'. An attacker could use this flaw to provide a malicious image or build that, when unpacked, would escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-9357)

Red Hat would like to thank Docker Inc. for reporting these issues.

The docker-python subpackage provides the new Atomic tool. The goal of Atomic is to provide a high level, coherent entry point for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. Atomic makes it easier to interact with special kinds of containers, such as super-privileged debugging tools.
Comprehensive information and documentation is available in the atomic manual pages.

The docker packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.4.1, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, most notably an experimental overlayfs storage driver. (BZ#1174351)

Bug fixes :

* The JSON configuration files for containers and images were inconsistent. As a consequence, when these files were parsed by the 'docker inspect' command, the output was unnecessarily complex. This update improves the key naming schema in the configuration files and the output from 'docker inspect' is now uniform. (BZ#1092773)

* The /run directory had an incorrect SELinux label. As a consequence, containers could not access /run. This update corrects the SELinux label and containers now have access to /run. (BZ#1100009)

* The Docker service contained an incorrect path for the secrets directory. As a consequence, executing 'docker run' failed to create containers. This update fixes the default path to the secrets directory and 'docker run' now executes successfully. (BZ#1102568)

* It was not possible to specify a default repository in the configuration file in cases where all docker.io files are inaccessible. As a consequence, running docker commands failed because they could not contact the default repositories. Now, it is possible to specify a local Docker repository, and commands no longer fail because they are able to connect to a local private repository.

* When executing the 'docker attach' command on a container which was in the process of shutting down, the process did not fail, but became unresponsive. This bug has been fixed, and running 'docker attach' on a container which is shutting down causes the attach process to fail with an informative error message that it is not possible to attach to a stopped container. (BZ#1113608)

* The 'docker run' sub-command incorrectly returned non-zero exit codes, when they all should have been zero. As a consequence, it was not possible to differentiate between the exit codes of the docker command line and exit codes of contained processes, which in turn made automated control of 'docker run' impossible. This update fixes the inconsistencies within the exit codes of 'docker run'. Additionally, this update also fixes inconsistencies of other docker sub-commands and improves the language in the error and warning messages.

* Adding a new registry with the '--registry-prepend' option did not follow the correct order to query and download an image. As a consequence, it did not query the prepended new registry first, but rather started with querying docker.io. The '--registry-prepend' option has been renamed to '--registry-add' and its behavior has been changed to query the registries added in the given order, with docker.io queried last. (BZ#1186153)

All docker users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 81640

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-0623.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/05

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-logrotate, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-websocket-client, 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: 2015/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9356, CVE-2014-9357

OSVDB: 115815, 115816

RHSA: 2015:0623