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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
Description Last Modified:  06/09/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.9 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
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
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022347
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-783-1 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/51191

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1296
NVD Published Date:
06/09/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/16/2017