[USN-2617-2] NTFS-3G vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Fri May 22 14:10:32 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2617-2
May 22, 2015

ntfs-3g vulnerability

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.

Software Description:
- 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

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04:
  ntfs-3g                         1:2014.2.15AR.3-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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