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Security Advisories: GSA_kwCzR0hTQS14ODRjLXAyZzktcnF2Oc4AA7ME

IPv6 enabled on IPv4-only network interfaces

In 26.0.0 and 26.0.1, IPv6 is not disabled on network interfaces, including those belonging to networks where --ipv6=false.

Impact

A container with an ipvlan or macvlan interface will normally be configured to share an external network link with the host machine. Because of this direct access, with IPv6 enabled:

This means interfaces in IPv4-only networks present an unexpectedly and unnecessarily increased attack surface.

A container with an unexpected IPv6 address can do anything a container configured with an IPv6 address can do. That is, listen for connections on its IPv6 address, open connections to other nodes on the network over IPv6, or attempt a DoS attack by flooding packets from its IPv6 address. This has CVSS score AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L (2.7).

Because the container may not be constrained by an IPv6 firewall, there is increased potential for data exfiltration from the container. This has CVSS score AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (4.7).

A remote attacker could send malicious Router Advertisements to divert traffic to itself, a black-hole, or another device. The same attack is possible today for IPv4 macvlan/ipvlan endpoints with ARP spoofing, TLS is commonly used by Internet APIs to mitigate this risk. The presence of an IPv6 route could impact the container's availability by indirectly abusing the behaviour of software which behaves poorly in a dual-stack environment. For example, it could resolve a name to a DNS AAAA record and keep trying to connect over IPv6 without ever falling back to IPv4, potentially denying service to the container. This has CVSS score AV:A/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (4.5).

Patches

The issue is patched in 26.0.2.

Workarounds

To completely disable IPv6 in a container, use --sysctl=net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1 in the docker create or docker run command. Or, in the service configuration of a compose file, the equivalent:

        sysctls:
            - net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1

References

Permalink: https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-x84c-p2g9-rqv9
JSON: https://advisories.ecosyste.ms/api/v1/advisories/GSA_kwCzR0hTQS14ODRjLXAyZzktcnF2Oc4AA7ME
Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: Moderate
Classification: General
Published: about 1 month ago
Updated: about 1 month ago


CVSS Score: 4.7
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Identifiers: GHSA-x84c-p2g9-rqv9, CVE-2024-32473
References: Repository: https://github.com/moby/moby
Blast Radius: 21.6

Affected Packages

go:github.com/docker/docker
Dependent packages: 16,935
Dependent repositories: 40,103
Downloads:
Affected Version Ranges: >= 26.0.0, < 26.0.2
Fixed in: 26.0.2
All affected versions:
All unaffected 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, 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