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USN-5060-2: NTFS-3G vulnerabilities

31 August 2021

NTFS-3G could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted image file.



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


USN-5060-1 fixed a vulnerability in NTFS-3G. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly handled certain image file.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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