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RHSA-2011:1694: libcap security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2011:1694: libcap security and bug fix update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/06/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/16/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The libcap packages provide a library and tools for getting and settingPOSIX capabilities.It was found that capsh did not change into the new root when using the"--chroot" option. An application started via the "capsh --chroot" commandcould use this flaw to escape the chroot restrictions. (CVE-2011-4099)This update also fixes the following bug:All libcap users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libcap
  • redhat-upgrade-libcap-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-libcap-devel

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