Scientific Linux Security Update : libcap on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7ec34e77

Solution :

Update the affected libcap, libcap-debuginfo and / or libcap-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61191 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4099