Follow @Openwall on Twitter for new release announcements and other news
[<prev] [next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:54:37 +0530
From: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <>
Subject: libcap/capsh: does not chdir after chroot

Hi All,

It was found that capsh program, usually shipped with the libcap
package, did not do a chdir("/") after calling chroot, when called with
a "--chroot" option. This resulted in the current directory being
outside the chroot.

This has been assigned CVE-2011-4099


Huzaifa Sidhpurwala / Red Hat Security Response Team

Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.