RHEL 7 : docker (RHSA-2016:2634)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 94606


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


An 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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94606

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2634.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/07

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-logrotate, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-lvm-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-novolume-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-rhel-push-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-selinux, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-v1.10-migrator, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3697

OSVDB: 137605

RHSA: 2016:2634