Privilege Escalation Affecting package, versions <0.2.4

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  • published

    29 Aug 2018

  • disclosed

    22 Jan 2018

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How to fix?

Upgrade to version 0.2.4 or higher.

Overview is a Go tool for managing Linux filesystem encryption.

Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. It incorrectly restored primary and supplementary group IDs to the values associated with the root user, which allowed attackers to gain privileges via a successful login through certain applications that use Linux-PAM (aka pam).