ecryptfs-utils up to 89 Access Restriction access control

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in ecryptfs-utils up to 89. Affected is an unknown function of the component Access Restriction. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

utils/ecryptfs-recover-private in ecryptfs-utils before 90 does not establish a subdirectory with safe permissions, which might allow local users to bypass intended access restrictions via standard filesystem operations during the recovery process.

The weakness was disclosed 02/15/2014 by Marc Deslauriers (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-1836 since 04/27/2011. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 55827 (SuSE 11.1 Security Update : ecryptfs-utils (SAT Patch Number 4956)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 80 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (69147) and Tenable (55827).




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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

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Nessus ID: 55827
Nessus Name: SuSE 11.1 Security Update : ecryptfs-utils (SAT Patch Number 4956)
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OpenVAS ID: 863789
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for ecryptfs-utils FEDORA-2011-10671
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Upgrade: ecryptfs-utils 80


04/27/2011 🔍
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Advisory: USN-1188-1
Researcher: Marc Deslauriers
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CVE: CVE-2011-1836 (🔍)

X-Force: 69147
Vulnerability Center: 32760 - Linux Kernel 2.6-3.0.1 Local Restriction Bypass Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 49108 - Linux Kernel eCryptfs Multiple Vulnerabilities


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/01/2022 05:40 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (58), 03/30/2017 09:28 AM (12), 02/01/2022 05:32 PM (3), 02/01/2022 05:40 PM (1)
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