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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3780-1 (ntfs-3g - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

ntfs-3g on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2014.2.15AR.2-1+deb8u3. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2016.2.22AR.1-4. We recommend that you upgrade your ntfs-3g packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)