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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870710
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for libcap RHSA-2011:1694-03
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'libcap'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libcap'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The libcap packages provide a library and tools for getting and setting
POSIX 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' command
could use this flaw to escape the chroot restrictions. (CVE-2011-4099)

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Previously, the libcap packages did not contain the capsh(1) manual page.
With this update, the capsh(1) manual page is included. (BZ#730957)

All libcap users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Affected Software/OS:
libcap on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
4.6

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-4099
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2011:1694
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1694.html
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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