Ubuntu 3246-1: Eject vulnerability

    Date27 Mar 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
    58
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Eject could be made to run programs as an administrator.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3246-1
    March 27, 2017
    
    eject vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Eject could be made to run programs as an administrator.
    
    Software Description:
    - eject: ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Linux
    
    Details:
    
    Ilja Van Sprundel discovered that dmcrypt-get-device incorrectly checked setuid
    and setgid return values. A local attacker could use this issue to execute code
    as an administrator.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.10:
      eject                           2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1ubuntu0.16.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      eject                           2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1ubuntu0.16.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      eject                           2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1ubuntu0.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      eject                           2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-9ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3246-1
      CVE-2017-6964
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eject/2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1ubuntu0.16.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eject/2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1ubuntu0.16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eject/2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eject/2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-9ubuntu0.1
    
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