VDB-120173 · CVE-2018-10856 · Qualys 277365

podman up to 0.6.0 access control

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A vulnerability was found in podman up to 0.6.0 and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

It has been discovered that podman before version 0.6.1 does not drop capabilities when executing a container as a non-root user. This results in unnecessary privileges being granted to the container.

The bug was discovered 07/10/2018. The weakness was presented 07/03/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at access.redhat.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-10856 since 05/09/2018. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 110913 (Fedora 27 : podman (2018-5142d70592)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277365 (Fedora Security Update for podman (FEDORA-2018-2b96ea9fec)).

Upgrading to version 0.6.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (110913).





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 110913
Nessus Name: Fedora 27 : podman (2018-5142d70592)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: podman 0.6.1
Patch: github.com


05/09/2018 🔍
07/02/2018 +53 days 🔍
07/03/2018 +1 days 🔍
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07/10/2018 +5 days 🔍
03/29/2023 +1723 days 🔍


Advisory: FEDORA-2018-5142d70592
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CVE: CVE-2018-10856 (🔍)


Created: 07/03/2018 05:40 PM
Updated: 03/29/2023 05:18 PM
Changes: 07/03/2018 05:40 PM (68), 02/24/2020 08:10 AM (2), 03/29/2023 05:10 PM (5), 03/29/2023 05:18 PM (1)
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