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Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:40:22 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
To: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- kernel: sysctl: restrict write
 access to dmesg_restrict

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:11 -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> >> Please use CVE-2011-4080 for this issue.
> >
> > Why does it worth CVE?  
> This allows an attacker to bypass a security boundary. The root user is
> able to gain privileges they shouldn't have.

You have much bigger problems if you rely on the security boundaries
defined by LXC.  As I've already showed, LXC root may execute arbitrary
code as the full root in the root namespaces.

(I assume we're talking about the mainline kernel, not OpenVZ or any
other kernel fork/patchset/etc.)


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