Upgrade to 20.04 removes ecryptfs and leaves home folder unencrypted

Bug #1884913 reported by Sylvain on 2020-06-24

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ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu)
ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After an upgrade from 19.10 to 20.04, ecryptfs is removed and the previously encrypted home folders are left unencrypted without any notice to the user.

Eduardo Barretto (ebarretto) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Could you please share more details/logs from the upgrade?
Also try to run:
apport-collect 1884913


information type: Private Security → Public Security
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Hi, could you please provide more details about this issue?

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Sylvain (sylvain-pelissier) wrote :

When you upload from 19.10 using ecryptfs to encrypt the home folder to 20.04 using the standard update method, ecryptfs will be uninstalled and the home folder will be left in clear without any notice to the user.

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