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runc container break out security issue aka CVE-2019-5736

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SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Containers 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Containers 15


A security problem was identified where a root user in a container was able to overwrite the runc container runtime outside of the container, so effectively gain host root code execution.

Affected are machines / users running containers with untrusted code in it.


SUSE has released updates  for the "runc" and "docker-runc" packages that mitigate the problem.
See the CVE-2019-5736 page for details on the fixed package versions and patch names.

Customers using the SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Containers 12, should migrate to the "docker-runc" package. 
This is possible by installing the "docker-runc" package, which will remove the obsolete "runc" package.


Additional Information

Note: Running containers will not need to be restarted after the update.


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  • Document ID:7023708
  • Creation Date: 12-Feb-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Caas Platform
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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