DescriptionThe open_by_handle_at function in vzkernel before 042stab090.5 in the OpenVZ modification for the Linux kernel 2.6.32, when using simfs, might allow local container users with CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH capability to bypass an intended container protection mechanism and access arbitrary files on a filesystem via vectors related to use of the file_handle structure.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.96-3fixed
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)


- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not yet present)
- linux <not-affected> (Kernels after squeeze no longer contain the openvz flavour)

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