Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : ecryptfs-utils vulnerability (USN-2524-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sylvain Pelissier discovered that eCryptfs did not generate a random
salt when encrypting the mount passphrase with the login password. An
attacker could use this issue to discover the login password used to
protect the mount passphrase and gain unintended access to the
encrypted files.

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 and / or libecryptfs0 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81756 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72560

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9687

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