openSUSE Security Update : ecryptfs-utils (openSUSE-SU-2011:0902-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 75473
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of ecryptfs-utils fixes several security problems :

- CVE-2011-1831 - Race condition when checking mountpoint during mount.

- CVE-2011-1832 - Race condition when checking mountpoint during unmount.

- CVE-2011-1833 - Race condition when checking source during mount.

- CVE-2011-1834 - Improper mtab handling allowing corruption due to resource limits, signals, etc.

- CVE-2011-1835 - Key poisoning in ecryptfs-setup-private due to insecure temp directory.

- CVE-2011-1837 - Predictable lock counter name and associated races.


Update the affected ecryptfs-utils packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75473

File Name: suse_11_3_ecryptfs-utils-110811.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ecryptfs-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ecryptfs-utils-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1831, CVE-2011-1832, CVE-2011-1833, CVE-2011-1834, CVE-2011-1835, CVE-2011-1837