Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : ecryptfs-utils vulnerability (USN-2876-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88040
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJann Horn discovered that mount.ecryptfs_private would mount over certain directories in the proc filesystem. A local attacker could use this to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2016-1572).
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SolutionUpdate the affected ecryptfs-utils package.