Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3833-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 3833-1 – Jann Horn discovered that the Linux kernel mishandles mapping UID or GID ranges inside nested user namespaces in some situations. A local attacker could use this to bypass access controls on resources outside the namespace. Philipp Wendler discovered that the overlayfs implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly verify the directory contents permissions from within a unprivileged user namespace. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

Link: https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/150525/USN-3833-1.txt