Executive Summary

Summary
Title eCryptfs vulnerability
Informations
NameUSN-783-1First vendor Publication2009-06-08
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2009-06-08
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score1.9Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 9.04

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.04:
ecryptfs-utils 73-0ubuntu6.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Chris Jones discovered that the eCryptfs support utilities would report the mount passphrase into installation logs when an eCryptfs home directory was selected during Ubuntu installation. The logs are only readable by the root user, but this still left the mount passphrase unencrypted on disk, potentially leading to a loss of privacy.

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-783-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-200Information Exposure

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12849
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12849
Title: USN-783-1 -- ecryptfs-utils vulnerability
Description: Chris Jones discovered that the eCryptfs support utilities would report the mount passphrase into installation logs when an eCryptfs home directory was selected during Ubuntu installation. The logs are only readable by the root user, but this still left the mount passphrase unencrypted on disk, potentially leading to a loss of privacy.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-783-1
CVE-2009-1296
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 9.04
Product(s): ecryptfs-utils
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application1
Os1

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2009-06-09Name : Ubuntu USN-783-1 (ecryptfs-utils)
File : nvt/ubuntu_783_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
55039eCryptfs Support Utilities on Ubuntu Installation Log Mount Passphrase Local ...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2009-06-09Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-783-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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