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USN-3246-1: Eject vulnerability

27 March 2017

Eject could be made to run programs as an administrator.



  • 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
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.