Ubuntu 9.04 : ecryptfs-utils vulnerability (USN-783-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 39336
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionChris 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ecryptfs-utils, libecryptfs-dev and / or libecryptfs0 packages.