GLSA-201702-03 : Firejail: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97092


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-03 (Firejail: Privilege escalation)

The unaffected packages listed in GLSA 201612-48 had an incomplete fix as reported by Sebastian Krahmer of SuSE. This has been properly patched in the latest releases.
Impact :

An attacker could possibly bypass sandbox protection, cause a Denial of Service condition, or escalate privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Firejail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/firejail-' All Firejail-lts users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/firejail-lts-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97092

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/10

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:firejail, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:firejail-lts, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5940

GLSA: 201702-03