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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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