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Eject vulnerability

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3246-1
  • Date: March 27, 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3246-1
March 27, 2017

eject vulnerability

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


Eject could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- eject: ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Linux


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.


Package Information:

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