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CVE-2009-1296 Detail

Description

The eCryptfs support utilities (ecryptfs-utils) 73-0ubuntu6.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 stores the mount passphrase in installation logs, which might allow local users to obtain access to the filesystem by reading the log files from disk. NOTE: the log files are only readable by root.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/09/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1296
Original release date:
06/09/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.9 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/10/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of ecryptfs-utils as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. eCryptfs encrypted home directories are not set up during the system installation, so theres no possibility for leaking encryption passwords to the installation log file.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022347 External Source SECTRACK 1022347
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-783-1 Vendor Advisory External Source UBUNTU USN-783-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/51191 External Source XF ecryptfs-passphrase-info-disclosure(51191)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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