The "capabilities" feature in Linux before 2.2.16 allows local users
to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the
capabilities to prevent a setuid program from dropping privileges, aka
the "Linux kernel setuid/setcap vulnerability."
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BUGTRAQ:20000609 Sendmail & procmail local root exploits on Linux kernel up to 2.2.16pre5
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