Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : eject vulnerability (USN-3246-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99025


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


Ilja Van Sprundel discovered that dmcrypt-get-device incorrectly checked setuid and setgid return values. A local attacker could use this issue to execute code as an administrator.

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 eject package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99025

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3246-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/28

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:eject, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2017/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6964

OSVDB: 154459

USN: 3246-1