Firejail: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-62

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firejail, the worst of which may allow privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

sys-apps/firejail on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.9.44.4
Unaffected versions >= 0.9.44.4
sys-apps/firejail-lts on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.9.38.8
Unaffected versions >= 0.9.38.8

Background

A SUID program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces and seccomp-bpf.

Description

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

Impact

An attacker could possibly bypass sandbox protection, cause a Denial of Service condition, or escalate privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Firejail users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/firejail-0.9.44.4"
 

All Firejail-lts users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/firejail-lts-0.9.38.8"
 

References

Release Date
January 24, 2017

Latest Revision
January 31, 2017: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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