Executive Summary

Title runC: Multiple vulnerabilities
Name GLSA-202003-21 First vendor Publication 2020-03-15
Vendor Gentoo Last vendor Modification 2020-03-15
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in runC, the worst of which may lead to privilege escalation.


RunC is a CLI tool for spawning and running containers according to the OCI specification.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in runC. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


An attacker, by running a malicious Docker image, could escape the container, bypass security restrictions, escalate privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All runC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/runc-1.0.0_rc10"


[ 1 ] CVE-2019-16884 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-16884
[ 2 ] CVE-2019-19921 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-19921
[ 3 ] CVE-2019-5736 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-5736


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:


Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-202003-21.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
50 % CWE-706 Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference
50 % CWE-216 Containment Errors (Container Errors)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 122
Application 631
Application 1
Application 1
Application 1
Application 9
Application 1
Application 1
Application 8
Application 5
Os 2
Os 2
Os 1
Os 3
Os 1
Os 1

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2019-03-19 Multiple products runc arbitrary code execution attempt
RuleID : 49195 - Revision : 2 - Type : SERVER-OTHER

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Date Informations
2020-03-15 09:18:52
  • First insertion