GLSA-201612-28 : Docker: Privilege escalation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 95696


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-28 (Docker: Privilege escalation)

Docker does not properly distinguish between numeric UIDs and string usernames.
Impact :

Local attackers could possibly escalate their privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Docker users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/docker-1.11.0'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 95696

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-28.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/12

Modified: 2016/12/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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


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:gentoo:linux:docker, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3697

GLSA: 201612-28