Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libcap (MDVSA-2011:185)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57145


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libcap :

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

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57145

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-185.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2014/10/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cap-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cap2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcap-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcap-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcap2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam_cap, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4099

BID: 50488

MDVSA: 2011:185