Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3268-1 ntfs-3g -- security update

Date Reported:
22 May 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 786475.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-3202.
More information:

Tavis Ormandy discovered that NTFS-3G, a read-write NTFS driver for FUSE, does not scrub the environment before executing mount or umount with elevated privileges. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files and gain elevated privileges by accessing debugging features via the environment that would not normally be safe for unprivileged users.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2012.1.15AR.5-2.1+deb7u1. Note that this issue does not affect the binary packages distributed in Debian in wheezy as ntfs-3g does not use the embedded fuse-lite library.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2014.2.15AR.2-1+deb8u1.

For the testing distribution (stretch) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

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