DescriptioneCryptfs 104 and earlier uses a default salt to encrypt the mount passphrase, which makes it easier for attackers to obtain user passwords via a brute force attack.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs780385

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The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ecryptfs-utils (PTS)jessie (security), jessie103-5+deb8u1fixed
sid, stretch111-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[wheezy] - ecryptfs-utils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - ecryptfs-utils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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