No sudo access after installing of Ubuntu amd64 from July 2 daily.

Bug #395082 reported by Luke Yelavich
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ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Dustin Kirkland 
user-setup (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

I was installing and enabled encrypted home, which at a glance of the syslog, seems to have broken things to the point where I wasn't added to the groups I should have been.

Syslog attached.

 affects ubuntu/user-setup

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Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Firstly, something seems to have gone wrong with ecryptfs, and it seems to be below the level of user-setup. Dustin, could you have a look at this?

Secondly, there's a robustness consideration in user-setup. If something goes wrong while setting up ecryptfs, it needs to inform the user about it - presumably as a red-screen error - so that they don't end up unknowingly having an unencrypted home directory. Furthermore it then needs to carry on and do the rest of its work as normal.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package user-setup - 1.27ubuntu2

user-setup (1.27ubuntu2) karmic; urgency=low

  * Error out more gracefully, although with a clear red-screen error, if
    /dev/shm/.ecryptfs-$USER doesn't exist when trying to set up home
    directory encryption (LP: #395082).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 03 Jul 2009 13:47:52 +0100

Changed in user-setup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :


I can confirm this issue. I'll spend some time next week merging ecryptfs-utils, enacting the /home/.ecryptfs changes we previously discussed, and fixing the current issue.


Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → karmic-alpha-3
status: New → Confirmed
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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Okay, I think I've found the source of this problem. Looks like 'keyctl show' is broken, which causes the ecryptfs-setup-private internal testing to fail:

foo@x200:~$ ecryptfs-setup-private
Enter your login passphrase:
ERROR: Your login passphrase is incorrect
Enter your login passphrase:
Enter your mount passphrase [leave blank to generate one]:


Done configuring.

Testing mount/write/umount/read...
keyctl_unlink: Invalid argument
ERROR: Could not unmount private ecryptfs directory (2)
foo@x200:~$ keyctl show
Session Keyring
       -3 --alswrv 1001 1001 keyring: _ses
foo@x200:~$ keyctl list @u
2 keys in keyring:
873330432: --alswrv 1001 1001 user: 0da32a6c73733d7d
189980458: --alswrv 1001 1001 user: b6d731657a532554

Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Caused by bug #400484.

I have a fix, will be in -76 merge.


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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ecryptfs-utils - 76-0ubuntu1

ecryptfs-utils (76-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  [ Dustin Kirkland ]
  * src/utils/ecryptfs-setup-swap: switch from vol_id to blkid,
    LP: #376486
  * debian/ecryptfs-utils.postinst, src/utils/ecryptfs-setup-private:
    don't echo mount passphrase if running in bootstrap mode; prune
    potential leakages from install log, LP: #383650
  * SECURITY UPDATE: mount passphrase recorded in install log (LP: #383650).
    - debian/ecryptfs-utils.postinst: prune private information from
      installer log
    - src/utils/ecryptfs-setup-private: don't echo passphrase if running in
      bootstrap mode
    - CVE-2009-1296
  * src/utils/ecryptfs-setup-private: make some of the lanuage more readable,
    (thanks, anrxc)
  * README,, debian/control, debian/rules,
    doc/sourceforge_webpage/README, src/libecryptfs-swig/,
    src/libecryptfs/key_management.c, src/libecryptfs/,
    src/libecryptfs/main.c, src/pam_ecryptfs/,
    src/utils/manager.c, src/utils/mount.ecryptfs.c: move build from gcrypt
    to nss (this change has been pending for some time)
  * src/utils/ecryptfs-dot-private: dropped, was too hacky
  * ecryptfs-mount-private.1, ecryptfs-setup-private.1: align the
    documentation and implementation of the wrapping-independent feature,
    LP: #383746
  * src/utils/ecryptfs-umount-private: use keyctl list @u, since keyctl show
    stopped working, LP: #400484, #395082
  * src/utils/mount.ecryptfs_private.c: fix counter file locking; solves
    a longstanding bug about "random" umount caused by cronjobs, LP: #358573

  [ Michal Hlavinka (edits by Dustin Kirkland) ]
  * doc/manpage/ecryptfs-mount-private.1,
    doc/manpage/ecryptfs-setup-private.1, doc/manpage/ecryptfs.7,
    doc/manpage/umount.ecryptfs_private.1: documentation updated to note
    possible ecryptfs group membership requirements; Fix ecrypfs.7 man
    page and key_mod_openssl's error message; fix typo
  * src/libecryptfs/decision_graph.c: put a finite limit (5 tries) on
    interactive input; fix memory leaks when asking questions
  * src/libecryptfs/module_mgr.c: Don't error out with EINVAL when
    verbosity=0 and some options are missing.
  * src/utils/umount.ecryptfs.c: no error for missing key when removing it
  * src/libecryptfs-swig/libecryptfs.i: fix compile werror, cast char*
  * src/utils/ecryptfs_add_passphrase.c: fix/test/use return codes;
    return nonzero for --fnek when not supported but used
  * src/include/ecryptfs.h, src/key_mod/ecryptfs_key_mod_openssl.c,
    src/libecryptfs/module_mgr.c: refuse mounting with too small rsa
    key (key_mod_openssl)
  * src/utils/ecryptfs_insert_wrapped_passphrase_into_keyring.c: fix return
  * src/utils/ecryptfs-rewrite-file: polish output
  * src/libecryptfs/key_management.c: inform about full keyring; insert fnek
    sig into keyring if fnek support check fails; don't fail if key already
    exists in keyring
  * src/utils/ecryptfs-setup-private: if th...


Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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