CVE-2023-25809

NameCVE-2023-25809
Descriptionrunc is a CLI tool for spawning and running containers according to the OCI specification. In affected versions it was found that rootless runc makes `/sys/fs/cgroup` writable in following conditons: 1. when runc is executed inside the user namespace, and the `config.json` does not specify the cgroup namespace to be unshared (e.g.., `(docker|podman|nerdctl) run --cgroupns=host`, with Rootless Docker/Podman/nerdctl) or 2. when runc is executed outside the user namespace, and `/sys` is mounted with `rbind, ro` (e.g., `runc spec --rootless`; this condition is very rare). A container may gain the write access to user-owned cgroup hierarchy `/sys/fs/cgroup/user.slice/...` on the host . Other users's cgroup hierarchies are not affected. Users are advised to upgrade to version 1.1.5. Users unable to upgrade may unshare the cgroup namespace (`(docker|podman|nerdctl) run --cgroupns=private)`. This is the default behavior of Docker/Podman/nerdctl on cgroup v2 hosts. or add `/sys/fs/cgroup` to `maskedPaths`.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
runc (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye1.0.0~rc93+ds1-5+deb11u3vulnerable
bookworm, bookworm (security)1.1.5+ds1-1+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1.1.12+ds1-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
runcsourcebuster(not affected)
runcsource(unstable)1.1.5+ds1-1

Notes

[bullseye] - runc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - runc <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://github.com/opencontainers/runc/security/advisories/GHSA-m8cg-xc2p-r3fc
https://github.com/opencontainers/runc/commit/0e6b818a2b0d24fdb6697614e5c5f115bbe8e3a5 (v1.1.5)

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