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CVE-2021-3493 Details

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NameCVE-2021-3493
StatusCandidate
DescriptionThe overlayfs implementation in the linux kernel did not properly validate with respect to user namespaces the setting of file capabilities on files in an underlying file system. Due to the combination of unprivileged user namespaces along with a patch carried in the Ubuntu kernel to allow unprivileged overlay mounts, an attacker could use this to gain elevated privileges.
ReferencesMISC: http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/162434/Kernel-Live-Patch-Security-Notice-LSN-0076-1.html
MISC: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7c03e2cda4a584cadc398e8f6641ca9988a39d52
URL: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7c03e2cda4a584cadc398e8f6641ca9988a39d52
MISC: https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4917-1
URL: https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4917-1
MISC: https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/04/16/1
URL: https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/04/16/1
PhaseAssigned (20210412)
VotesNone (candidate not yet proposed)
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