[USN-4653-1] containerd vulnerability

Paulo Flabiano Smorigo pfsmorigo at canonical.com
Mon Nov 30 21:21:38 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4653-1
November 30, 2020

containerd vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


containerd could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- containerd: daemon to control runC


It was discovered that access controls for the shim’s API socket did not
restrict access to the abstract unix domain socket in some cases. An attacker
could use this vulnerability to run containers with elevated privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.10:
  containerd                      1.3.7-0ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  containerd                      1.3.3-0ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  containerd                      1.3.3-0ubuntu1~18.04.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  containerd                      1.2.6-0ubuntu1~16.04.5

After a standard system update you need to restart containerd to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:
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