Keep Track of the Latest Vulnerabilities
with SecurityTracker!
    Home    |    View Topics    |    Search    |    Contact Us    |   


Sign Up
Sign Up for Your FREE Weekly SecurityTracker E-mail Alert Summary
Instant Alerts
Buy our Premium Vulnerability Notification Service to receive customized, instant alerts
Put SecurityTracker Vulnerability Alerts on Your Web Site -- It's Free!
Become a Partner and License Our Database or Notification Service
Report a Bug
Report a vulnerability that you have found to SecurityTracker

Category:   Application (Generic)  >   eCryptfs Vendors:
eCryptfs Writes the Mount Passphrase to Log Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022347
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1296   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 9 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in eCryptfs. A local user may be able to obtain the mount passphrase.

When an eCryptfs home directory is selected during installation, the mount passphrase is written to the installation log files [which are readable only by the root user].

Ubuntu is affected. Other distributions may also be affected.

Chris Jones reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user with root privileges can obtain the mount password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

A fix is also available for Ubuntu Linux.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

[Original Message Not Available for Viewing]

Go to the Top of This SecurityTracker Archive Page

Home   |    View Topics   |    Search   |    Contact Us

Copyright 2015, LLC