Descriptionecryptfs-setup-swap in eCryptfs does not prevent the unencrypted swap partition from activating during boot when using GPT partitioning on a (1) NVMe or (2) MMC drive, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-8946.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ecryptfs-utils (PTS)bullseye111-5fixed
sid, trixie111-7fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ecryptfs-utilssource(unstable)(not affected)


- ecryptfs-utils <not-affected> (Broken code not present; incomplete fix for CVE-2015-8946 not applied)
Actually due to an incomplete fix of LP#1447282

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