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Security Advisories: GSA_kwCzR0hTQS0ybW03LXg1aDYtNXB2cc4AA7PS

Moby (Docker Engine) started with non-empty inheritable Linux process capabilities

Impact

A bug was found in Moby (Docker Engine) where containers were incorrectly started with non-empty inheritable Linux process capabilities, creating an atypical Linux environment and enabling programs with inheritable file capabilities to elevate those capabilities to the permitted set during execve(2). Normally, when executable programs have specified permitted file capabilities, otherwise unprivileged users and processes can execute those programs and gain the specified file capabilities up to the bounding set. Due to this bug, containers which included executable programs with inheritable file capabilities allowed otherwise unprivileged users and processes to additionally gain these inheritable file capabilities up to the container's bounding set. Containers which use Linux users and groups to perform privilege separation inside the container are most directly impacted.

This bug did not affect the container security sandbox as the inheritable set never contained more capabilities than were included in the container's bounding set.

Patches

This bug has been fixed in Moby (Docker Engine) 20.10.14. Users should update to this version as soon as possible. Running containers should be stopped, deleted, and recreated for the inheritable capabilities to be reset.

This fix changes Moby (Docker Engine) behavior such that containers are started with a more typical Linux environment. Refer to capabilities(7) for a description of how capabilities work. Note that permitted file capabilities continue to allow for privileges to be raised up to the container's bounding set and that processes may add capabilities to their own inheritable set up to the container's bounding set per the rules described in the manual page. In all cases the container's bounding set provides an upper bound on the capabilities that can be assumed and provides for the container security sandbox.

Workarounds

The entrypoint of a container can be modified to use a utility like capsh(1) to drop inheritable capabilities prior to the primary process starting.

Credits

The Moby project would like to thank Andrew G. Morgan for responsibly disclosing this issue in accordance with the Moby security policy.

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Permalink: https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-2mm7-x5h6-5pvq
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Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: Moderate
Classification: General
Published: 27 days ago
Updated: 27 days ago


CVSS Score: 5.9
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Identifiers: GHSA-2mm7-x5h6-5pvq, CVE-2022-24769
References: Repository: https://github.com/moby/moby
Blast Radius: 27.2

Affected Packages

go:github.com/docker/docker
Dependent packages: 16,935
Dependent repositories: 40,103
Downloads:
Affected Version Ranges: < 20.10.14
Fixed in: 20.10.14
All affected versions: 0.1.0, 0.1.1, 0.1.2, 0.1.3, 0.1.4, 0.1.5, 0.1.6, 0.1.7, 0.1.8, 0.2.0, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.3.0, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.3.3, 0.3.4, 0.4.0, 0.4.1, 0.4.2, 0.4.3, 0.4.4, 0.4.5, 0.4.6, 0.4.7, 0.4.8, 0.5.0, 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.5.3, 0.6.0, 0.6.1, 0.6.2, 0.6.3, 0.6.4, 0.6.5, 0.6.6, 0.6.7, 0.7.0, 0.7.1, 0.7.2, 0.7.3, 0.7.4, 0.7.5, 0.7.6, 0.8.0, 0.8.1, 0.9.0, 0.9.1, 0.10.0, 0.11.0, 0.11.1, 0.12.0, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.7.0, 1.7.1, 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.9.0, 1.9.1, 1.10.0, 1.10.1, 1.10.2, 1.10.3, 1.11.0, 1.11.1, 1.11.2, 1.12.0, 1.12.1, 1.12.2, 1.12.3, 1.12.4, 1.12.5, 1.12.6, 1.13.0, 1.13.1, 20.10.0, 20.10.1, 20.10.2, 20.10.3, 20.10.4, 20.10.5, 20.10.6, 20.10.7, 20.10.8, 20.10.9, 20.10.10, 20.10.11, 20.10.12, 20.10.13
All unaffected versions: 20.10.14, 20.10.15, 20.10.16, 20.10.17, 20.10.18, 20.10.19, 20.10.20, 20.10.21, 20.10.22, 20.10.23, 20.10.24, 20.10.25, 20.10.26, 20.10.27, 23.0.0, 23.0.1, 23.0.2, 23.0.3, 23.0.4, 23.0.5, 23.0.6, 23.0.7, 23.0.8, 24.0.0, 24.0.1, 24.0.2, 24.0.3, 24.0.4, 24.0.5, 24.0.6, 24.0.7, 25.0.0
go:github.com/moby/moby
Dependent packages: 461
Dependent repositories: 1,657
Downloads:
Affected Version Ranges: < 20.10.14
Fixed in: 20.10.14
All affected versions: 0.1.0, 0.1.1, 0.1.2, 0.1.3, 0.1.4, 0.1.5, 0.1.6, 0.1.7, 0.1.8, 0.2.0, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.3.0, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.3.3, 0.3.4, 0.4.0, 0.4.1, 0.4.2, 0.4.3, 0.4.4, 0.4.5, 0.4.6, 0.4.7, 0.4.8, 0.5.0, 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.5.3, 0.6.0, 0.6.1, 0.6.2, 0.6.3, 0.6.4, 0.6.5, 0.6.6, 0.6.7, 0.7.0, 0.7.1, 0.7.2, 0.7.3, 0.7.4, 0.7.5, 0.7.6, 0.8.0, 0.8.1, 0.9.0, 0.9.1, 0.10.0, 0.11.0, 0.11.1, 0.12.0, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.7.0, 1.7.1, 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.9.0, 1.9.1, 1.10.0, 1.10.1, 1.10.2, 1.10.3, 1.11.0, 1.11.1, 1.11.2, 1.12.0, 1.12.1, 1.12.2, 1.12.3, 1.12.4, 1.12.5, 1.12.6, 1.13.0, 1.13.1, 20.10.0, 20.10.1, 20.10.2, 20.10.3, 20.10.4, 20.10.5, 20.10.6, 20.10.7, 20.10.8, 20.10.9, 20.10.10, 20.10.11, 20.10.12, 20.10.13
All unaffected versions: 20.10.14, 20.10.15, 20.10.16, 20.10.17, 20.10.18, 20.10.19, 20.10.20, 20.10.21, 20.10.22, 20.10.23, 20.10.24, 20.10.25, 20.10.26, 20.10.27, 23.0.0, 23.0.1, 23.0.2, 23.0.3, 23.0.4, 23.0.5, 23.0.6, 23.0.7, 23.0.8, 23.0.9, 24.0.0, 24.0.1, 24.0.2, 24.0.3, 24.0.4, 24.0.5, 24.0.6, 24.0.7, 24.0.8, 24.0.9, 25.0.0, 25.0.1, 25.0.2, 25.0.3, 25.0.4