containerd is an open source container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability. A bug was found in containerd where container root directories and some plugins had insufficiently restricted permissions, allowing otherwise unprivileged Linux users to traverse directory contents and execute programs. When containers included executable programs with extended permission bits (such as setuid), unprivileged Linux users could discover and execute those programs. When the UID of an unprivileged Linux user on the host collided with the file owner or group inside a container, the unprivileged Linux user on the host could discover, read, and modify those files. This vulnerability has been fixed in containerd 1.4.11 and containerd 1.5.7. Users should update to these version when they are released and may restart containers or update directory permissions to mitigate the vulnerability. Users unable to update should limit access to the host to trusted users. Update directory permission on container bundles directories.
Published 2021-10-04 17:15:09
Updated 2024-01-31 13:15:08
Source GitHub, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-41103

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 12 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-41103

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
5.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
2.5
3.4
GitHub, Inc.
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-41103

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Secondary)
    • security-advisories@github.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-41103

Products affected by CVE-2021-41103

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