CVE-2021-41091

Public on 2021-09-30
Modified on 2021-10-04
Description
Moby is an open-source project created by Docker to enable software containerization. A bug was found in Moby (Docker Engine) where the data directory (typically `/var/lib/docker`) contained subdirectories with insufficiently restricted permissions, allowing otherwise unprivileged Linux users to traverse directory contents and execute programs. When containers included executable programs with extended permission bits (such as `setuid`), unprivileged Linux users could discover and execute those programs. When the UID of an unprivileged Linux user on the host collided with the file owner or group inside a container, the unprivileged Linux user on the host could discover, read, and modify those files. This bug has been fixed in Moby (Docker Engine) 20.10.9. Users should update to this version as soon as possible. Running containers should be stopped and restarted for the permissions to be fixed. For users unable to upgrade limit access to the host to trusted users. Limit access to host volumes to trusted containers.
Severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
6.3
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 docker 2021-09-30 19:22 ALAS-2021-1537

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 6.3 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L
NVD CVSSv2 4.6 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
NVD CVSSv3 6.3 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L