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CLI tool for spawning and running containers according to the OCI specification - opencontainers/runc

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2/21/19 RunC Vulnerability Gives Root Access on Container Systems| AT&T ThreatTraq


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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about runc and what they use it for.
  • US Cybersecurity: The Urgent Need for Memory Safety in Software Products
    It's interesting that, in light of things like this, you still see large software companies adding support for new components written in non-memory safe languages (e.g. C) As an example Red Hat OpenShift added support for crun(, which is written in C as an alternative to runc, which is written in Go( - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Why did the Krustlet project die?
    Yeah, runtimeClass lets you specify which CRI plugin you want based on what you have available. Here's an example from the containerd documentation - you could have one node that can run containers under standard runc, gvisor, kata containers, or WASM. Without runtimeClass, you'd need either some form of custom solution or four differently configured nodes to run those different runtimes. That's how krustlet did... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Why use Docker in 2022?
    Your Docker Container can only run Linux. That's because Docker takes advantage of runC which uses the Linux kernel. You can't run Windows inside of Docker. But of course you can run Docker on a Windows host machine. If you are running a .NET project, you won't be able to use Docker. On the other hand, if you're running .NET Core then you're in luck! - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • Containers without Docker (podman, buildah, and skopeo)
    This is what Podman, an open-source daemonless and rootless container engine, was developed with in mind. Podman runs using the runC container runtime process, directly on the Linux kernel, and launches containers and pods as child processes. In addition, it was developed for the Docker developer, with most commands and syntax seamlessly mirroring Docker's. Buildah, an image builder, and Skopeo, the image utility... - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • Learn Docker - from the beginning, part I images and containers
    If you are curious about how exactly Docker does this I urge to have a look at the following links on layered file system and the library runc and also this great wikipedia overview of Docker. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • Hello, youki! Faster container runtime is written in Rust
    Actually, runc is written in Go, whereas crun is written in C. Docker and Podman are both written in Go. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Top Docker alternatives for 2022
    Runc is a CLI tool that spawns and runs containers on Linux according to the OCI specification. Runc was formerly embedded into Docker as a module but was later spun into a standalone tool in 2015. - Source: / over 2 years ago
  • Kubernetes vs Docker: Understanding Containers in 2021
    A runtime specification that describes how to unpack and run a container. OCI maintains a reference implementation called runc. Both containerd and CRI-O use runc in the background to spawn containers. - Source: / about 3 years ago

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