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USN-5711-2: NTFS-3G vulnerability

3 November 2022

NTFS-3G could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it mounted a specially crafted disk.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

USN-5711-1 fixed a vulnerability in NTFS-3G. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Yuchen Zeng and Eduardo Vela discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly validated
certain NTFS metadata. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
gain privileges.

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-5711-1: ntfs-3g, ntfs-3g-dev, libntfs-3g883, libntfs-3g89, libntfs-3g88