Debian: DSA-3823-1: eject security update

    Date 28 Mar 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ilja Van Sprundel discovered that the dmcrypt-get-device helper used to check if a given device is an encrypted device handled by devmapper, and used in eject, does not check return values from setuid() and setgid() when dropping privileges.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3823-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 28, 2017                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : eject
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-6964
    Debian Bug     : 858872
    
    Ilja Van Sprundel discovered that the dmcrypt-get-device helper used to
    check if a given device is an encrypted device handled by devmapper, and
    used in eject, does not check return values from setuid() and setgid()
    when dropping privileges.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your eject packages.
    
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    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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