GHSA-rc4r-wh2q-q6c4

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https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-rc4r-wh2q-q6c4
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https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2022/09/GHSA-rc4r-wh2q-q6c4/GHSA-rc4r-wh2q-q6c4.json
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https://api.osv.dev/v1/vulns/GHSA-rc4r-wh2q-q6c4
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Published
2022-09-16T21:00:46Z
Modified
2024-07-08T15:52:13Z
Severity
  • 6.3 (Medium) CVSS_V3 - CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L CVSS Calculator
Summary
Docker supplementary group permissions not set up properly, allowing attackers to bypass primary group restrictions
Details

Moby is an open-source project created by Docker to enable software containerization. A bug was found in Moby (Docker Engine) where supplementary groups are not set up properly. If an attacker has direct access to a container and manipulates their supplementary group access, they may be able to use supplementary group access to bypass primary group restrictions in some cases, potentially gaining access to sensitive information or gaining the ability to execute code in that container. This bug is fixed in Moby (Docker Engine) 20.10.18. Users should update to this version when it is available. Running containers should be stopped and restarted for the permissions to be fixed. For users unable to upgrade, this problem can be worked around by not using the "USER $USERNAME" Dockerfile instruction. Instead by calling ENTRYPOINT ["su", "-", "user"] the supplementary groups will be set up properly.

Thanks to Steven Murdoch for reporting this issue.


Impact

If an attacker has direct access to a container and manipulates their supplementary group access, they may be able to use supplementary group access to bypass primary group restrictions in some cases, potentially gaining access to sensitive information or gaining the ability to execute code in that container.

Patches

This bug is fixed in Moby (Docker Engine) 20.10.18. Users should update to this version when it is available.

Workarounds

This problem can be worked around by not using the "USER $USERNAME" Dockerfile instruction. Instead by calling ENTRYPOINT ["su", "-", "user"] the supplementary groups will be set up properly.

References

https://www.benthamsgaze.org/2022/08/22/vulnerability-in-linux-containers-investigation-and-mitigation/

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References

Affected packages

Go / github.com/docker/docker

Package

Name
github.com/docker/docker
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Purl
pkg:golang/github.com/docker/docker

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
20.10.18