CVE-2020-8933

NameCVE-2020-8933
DescriptionA vulnerability in Google Cloud Platform's guest-oslogin versions between 20190304 and 20200507 allows a user that is only granted the role "roles/compute.osLogin" to escalate privileges to root. Using the membership to the "lxd" group, an attacker can attach host devices and filesystems. Within an lxc container, it is possible to attach the host OS filesystem and modify /etc/sudoers to then gain administrative privileges. All images created after 2020-May-07 (20200507) are fixed, and if you cannot update, we recommend you edit /etc/group/security.conf and remove the "lxd" user from the OS Login entry.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
google-compute-image-packages (PTS)buster20190124-3vulnerable
bullseye, sid20190916-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
google-compute-image-packagessource(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/security-bulletins#2020619
https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/guest-oslogin/pull/29

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