SuSE 11.1 Security Update : libcap (SAT Patch Number 5380)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57113


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The following bug has been fixed :

- capsh did not chdir('/') after calling chroot().
Programs could therefore access the current directory outside of the chroot. (CVE-2011-4099)


Apply SAT patch number 5380.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57113

File Name: suse_11_libcap-111105.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2014/10/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libcap-progs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libcap2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libcap2-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4099