Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : ecryptfs-utils vulnerability (USN-3032-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 92311


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that eCryptfs incorrectly configured the encrypted swap partition for certain drive types. An attacker could use this issue to discover sensitive information.

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.


Update the affected ecryptfs-utils package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 92311

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3032-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/15

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ecryptfs-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6224

OSVDB: 141538

USN: 3032-1