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A NTFS-3G security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ESM and 16.04 ESM.

USN-5452-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5452-1
May 30, 2022

ntfs-3g vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


NTFS-3G could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a
specially crafted file.

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


It was discovered that NTFS-3G was incorrectly validating NTFS
metadata in its ntfsck tool by not performing boundary checks. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
ntfs-3g 1:2015.3.14AR.1-1ubuntu0.3+esm2
ntfs-3g-dev 1:2015.3.14AR.1-1ubuntu0.3+esm2

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
ntfs-3g 1:2013.1.13AR.1-2ubuntu2+esm2
ntfs-3g-dev 1:2013.1.13AR.1-2ubuntu2+esm2

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