RHEL 7 : docker (RHSA-2016:2634)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 94606
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for docker is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Extras.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
Docker is an open source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.
Security Fix(es) :
* It was found that Docker would launch containers under the specified UID instead of a username. An attacker able to launch a container could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to root within the launched container. (CVE-2016-3697)
This issue was discovered by Mrunal Patel (Red Hat).
Bug Fix(es) :
* This update also provides various bug fixes and enhancements. Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.