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722694: CVE-2011-4099 capsh: does not chdir after chroot

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The capsh program in libcap before 2.22 does not change the current working directory when the --chroot option is specified, which allows local users to bypass the chroot restrictions via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4099 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libcap) RHSA-2011:1694 2011-12-05
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