Ubuntu 9.04 : ecryptfs-utils vulnerability (USN-783-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Chris Jones discovered that the eCryptfs support utilities would
report the mount passphrase into installation logs when an eCryptfs
home directory was selected during Ubuntu installation. The logs are
only readable by the root user, but this still left the mount
passphrase unencrypted on disk, potentially leading to a loss of
privacy.

Solution :

Update the affected ecryptfs-utils, libecryptfs-dev and / or
libecryptfs0 packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39336 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1296