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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:44:39 +0100
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: Linux kernel: privilege escalation
 in user namespaces


On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 02:39:58PM -0800, John Johansen wrote:
> Hi,
> I haven't seen CVE request for this one yet so,
> Jann Horn reported a privilege escalation in user namespaces to the
> lkml mailing list
> if a root-owned process wants to enter a user
> namespace for some reason without knowing who owns it and
> therefore can't change to the namespace owner's uid and gid
> before entering, as soon as it has entered the namespace,
> the namespace owner can attach to it via ptrace and thereby
> gain access to its uid and gid.

FTR: There is an iteration to the initial patch, submitted further
down in the thread: but it is not
yet merged in Linus tree.

@MITRE CVE assignment team: Can a CVE be assigned or is something more
needed here?


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