Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : eject vulnerability (USN-3246-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 99025
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIlja 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected eject package.