RHEL 7 : docker-latest (RHSA-2017:0123)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96597


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


An update for docker-latest 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, and self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
docker-latest (1.12.5). (BZ#1404309)

Security Fix(es) :

* The runc component used by `docker exec` feature of docker allowed additional container processes via to be ptraced by the pid 1 of the container. This allows the main processes of the container, if running as root, to gain low-level access to these new processes during initialization. An attacker can, depending on the nature of the incoming process, leverage this to elevate access to the host. This ranges from accessing host content through the file descriptors of the incoming process to, potentially, a complete container escape by leveraging memory access or syscall interception. (CVE-2016-9962)

Red Hat would like to thank the Docker project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Aleksa Sarai (SUSE) and Tonis Tiigi (Docker) as the original reporters.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96597

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0123.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/18

Modified: 2017/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-client-latest, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-latest, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-latest-logrotate, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:docker-latest-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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9962

OSVDB: 149949

RHSA: 2017:0123