The clone system-call implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.8.3
does not properly handle a combination of the CLONE_NEWUSER and
CLONE_FS flags, which allows local users to gain privileges by calling
chroot and leveraging the sharing of the / directory between a parent
process and a child process.
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