TTCSIRT-201.022119: TT-CSIRT Advisory – Cisco Security Updates
Cisco has released a security update stating that it has discovered a vulnerability in the Open Container Initiative runc CLI tool used by multiple products which could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to escalate privileges on a targeted system.
This issue exists because the affected software improperly handles file descriptors related to /proc/self/exe.
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability either by persuading a user to create a new container using an attacker-controlled image or by using the docker exec command to attach into an existing container that the attacker already has write access to.
|Further information on this vulnerability and how it can be mitigated can be found the Cisco Website at https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190215-runc|