Bug 722694 (CVE-2011-4099)

Summary: CVE-2011-4099 capsh: does not chdir after chroot
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Steve Grubb <sgrubb>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: ebenes, mvadkert, pknirsch, security-response-team
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20110716,reported=20110716,source=redhat,cvss2=4.1/AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P,rhel-6/libcap=affected
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Description Steve Grubb 2011-07-16 16:51:54 UTC
Description of problem:
The capsh program has a --chroot commandline option. Inspecting the code shows that it does not do a chdir("/") after calling chroot. This means that '.' is outside the chroot.

Additional info:

Comment 3 Steve Grubb 2011-07-16 16:59:43 UTC
Created attachment 513490 [details]
Patch fixing bug

The attached patch will be sent upstream.

Comment 4 Steve Grubb 2011-07-26 16:43:05 UTC
Upstream said they included the fix in 2.22. Its now public:


So, I would say we should push fixes out in Fedora at least.

Comment 12 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-11-18 06:04:59 UTC
This issue does not affect the version of libcap as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2011-12-06 17:12:51 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1694 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1694.html