Vulnerability CVE-2020-5291


Published: 2020-03-31

Description:
Bubblewrap (bwrap) before version 0.4.1, if installed in setuid mode and the kernel supports unprivileged user namespaces, then the `bwrap --userns2` option can be used to make the setuid process keep running as root while being traceable. This can in turn be used to gain root permissions. Note that this only affects the combination of bubblewrap in setuid mode (which is typically used when unprivileged user namespaces are not supported) and the support of unprivileged user namespaces. Known to be affected are: * Debian testing/unstable, if unprivileged user namespaces enabled (not default) * Debian buster-backports, if unprivileged user namespaces enabled (not default) * Arch if using `linux-hardened`, if unprivileged user namespaces enabled (not default) * Centos 7 flatpak COPR, if unprivileged user namespaces enabled (not default) This has been fixed in the 0.4.1 release, and all affected users should update.

Type:

CWE-269

(Improper Privilege Management)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
8.5/10
10/10
6.8/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
Single time
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Projectatomic -> Bubblewrap 
Debian -> Debian linux 
Centos -> Centos 
Archlinux -> Arch linux 

 References:
https://github.com/containers/bubblewrap/commit/1f7e2ad948c051054b683461885a0215f1806240
https://github.com/containers/bubblewrap/security/advisories/GHSA-j2qp-rvxj-43vj

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