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USN-2617-2: NTFS-3G vulnerability

22 May 2015

NTFS-3G could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.



  • ntfs-3g - read/write NTFS driver for FUSE


USN-2617-1 fixed a vulnerability in FUSE. This update provides the
corresponding fix for the embedded FUSE copy in NTFS-3G.

Original advisory details:

Tavis Ormandy discovered that FUSE incorrectly filtered environment
variables. A local attacker could use this issue to gain administrative

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04

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


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