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bug#21226: FAIL: tests/containers.scm

From: Jochem Raat
Subject: bug#21226: FAIL: tests/containers.scm
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:29:25 +0200
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On 11-08-15 14:41, Thompson, David wrote:
> Fixed in commit bc459b6, which skips the tests if /proc/self/setgroups
> does not exist, rather than allowing a system with a vulnerable kernel
> create containers with a new user namespace.

Thanks for the fast response and fix!

> I would like to note that you should update your kernel as soon as
> possible, as the lack of /proc/self/setgroups means that you are
> running a kernel with a known security vulnerability.  The fix was
> introduced in Linux 3.19, but backported to many older kernels,
> including 3.13.

Thanks for the advice, I have updated my kernel.

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