The Netlink implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.14.1 does not
provide a mechanism for authorizing socket operations based on the
opener of a socket, which allows local users to bypass intended access
restrictions and modify network configurations by using a Netlink
socket for the (1) stdout or (2) stderr of a setuid program.
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MLIST:[netdev] 20140423 [PATCH 0/5]: Preventing abuse when passing file descriptors
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