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.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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
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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