CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-08-09
Bugzilla: 729465: CVE-2011-1831 CVE-2011-1832 CVE-2011-1834 CVE-2011-1835 CVE-2011-1837 ecryptfs: multiple flaws to mount/umount arbitrary locations and possibly disclose confidential information


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The encrypted private-directory setup process in utils/ecryptfs-setup-private in ecryptfs-utils before 90 does not properly ensure that the passphrase file is created, which might allow local users to bypass intended access restrictions at a certain time in the new-user creation steps.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1835 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ecryptfs-utils) RHSA-2011:1241 August 31, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ecryptfs-utils) RHSA-2011:1241 August 31, 2011

External References


Red Hat would like to thank the Ubuntu Security Team for reporting this issue. The Ubuntu Security Team acknowledges Marc Deslauriers as the original reporter.

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