DescriptionThe ".encfs6.xml" configuration file in encfs before 1.7.5 allows remote attackers to access sensitive data by setting "blockMACBytes" to 0 and adding 8 to "blockMACRandBytes".
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs736066

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
encfs (PTS)jessie1.7.4-5vulnerable
bullseye, sid, buster1.9.5-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[jessie] - encfs <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - encfs <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - encfs <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Shortcoming documented in 1.7.4-4
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