NTFS-3G Security Update for Ubuntu
Posted on: 03/21/2019 06:11 PM

Updated ntfs-3g packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3914-1
March 21, 2019

ntfs-3g vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

NTFS-3G could be made to crash or potentially run programs as an
administrator if executed with specially crafted arguments.

Software Description:
- ntfs-3g: read/write NTFS driver for FUSE

Details:

A heap buffer overflow was discovered in NTFS-3G when executing it with a
relative mount point path that is too long. A local attacker could
potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the administrator.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
ntfs-3g 1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ntfs-3g 1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ntfs-3g 1:2015.3.14AR.1-1ubuntu0.2

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3914-1
CVE-2019-9755

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2015.3.14AR.1-1ubuntu0.2



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