[USN-2813-1] LXCFS vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Nov 17 18:32:21 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2813-1
November 17, 2015

lxcfs vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04


Several security issues were fixed in LXCFS.

Software Description:
- lxcfs: FUSE based filesystem for LXC


It was discovered that LXCFS incorrectly enforced directory escapes. A
local attacker could use this issue to possibly escalate privileges.

It was discovered that LXCFS incorrectly checked certain permissions. A
local attacker could use this issue t possibly escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10:
  lxcfs                           0.10-0ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 15.04:
  lxcfs                           0.7-0ubuntu4.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2015-1342, CVE-2015-1344

Package Information:

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