Symlink Attack Affecting github.com/docker/libcontainer Open this link in a new tab package, versions <1.6.1


0.0
high
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • Confidentiality

    High

  • Integrity

    High

  • Availability

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-GOLANG-GITHUBCOMDOCKERLIBCONTAINER-50012

  • published

    6 Aug 2015

  • disclosed

    18 May 2015

  • credit

    Tõnis Tiigi

Overview

Affected version of github.com/docker/libcontainer are vulnerable to Symlink Attacks. Libcontainer and Docker Engine before 1.6.1 opens the file-descriptor passed to the pid-1 process before performing the chroot, which allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack in an image.