Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3201-1 ntfs-3g -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-40284.
More information:

Yuchen Zeng and Eduardo Vela discovered a buffer overflow in NTFS-3G, a read-write NTFS driver for FUSE, due to incorrect validation of some of the NTFS metadata. A local user can take advantage of this flaw for local root privilege escalation.

For Debian 10 Buster, this problem has been fixed in version 1:2017.3.23AR.3-3+deb10u3.

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

For the detailed security status of ntfs-3g please refer to its security tracker page at:

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