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USN-5452-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability

30 May 2022

NTFS-3G could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that NTFS-3G was incorrectly validating NTFS
metadata in its ntfsck tool by not performing boundary checks. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or to execute arbitrary code.

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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.

References

Related notices

  • USN-5463-1: ntfs-3g-dev, libntfs-3g883, libntfs-3g89, libntfs-3g88, ntfs-3g