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USN-5463-2: NTFS-3G vulnerabilities

2 August 2022

Several security issues were fixed in ntfs-3g.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-5463-1 fixed vulnerabilities in NTFS-3G. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Roman Fiedler discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly handled certain return
codes. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to intercept
protocol traffic between FUSE and the kernel. (CVE-2022-30783)

It was discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly handled certain NTFS disk
images. If a user or automated system were tricked into mounting a
specially crafted disk image, a remote attacker could use this issue to
cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2022-30784, CVE-2022-30786, CVE-2022-30788, CVE-2022-30789)

Roman Fiedler discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly handled certain file
handles. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to read and write
arbitrary memory. (CVE-2022-30785, CVE-2022-30787)

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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.

Related notices

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