Debian Security Advisory
DLA-397-1 ecryptfs-utils -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Jan 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1572.
- More information:
Jann Horn discovered that the setuid-root mount.ecryptfs_private helper in the ecryptfs-utils would mount over any target directory that the user owns, including a directory in procfs. A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate his privileges.