[USN-2617-2] NTFS-3G vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Fri May 22 14:10:32 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2617-2
May 22, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.04
NTFS-3G could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.
- ntfs-3g: read/write NTFS driver for FUSE
USN-2617-1 fixed a vulnerability in FUSE. This update provides the
corresponding fix for the embedded FUSE copy in NTFS-3G.
Original advisory details:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that FUSE incorrectly filtered environment
variables. A local attacker could use this issue to gain administrative
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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