Debian Security Advisory

DLA-815-1 ntfs-3g -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
02 Feb 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-0358.
More information:

Jann Horn of Google Project Zero discovered that NTFS-3G, a read-write NTFS driver for FUSE, does not scrub the environment before executing modprobe with elevated privileges. A local user can take advantage of this flaw for local root privilege escalation.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:2012.1.15AR.5-2.1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your ntfs-3g packages.

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