USN-3182-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3182-1

1st February, 2017

ntfs-3g vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

NTFS-3G could be made to load kernel modules as an administrator.

Software description

  • ntfs-3g
    – read/write NTFS driver for FUSE

Details

Jann Horn discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly filtered environment variables
when using the modprobe utility. A local attacker could possibly use this issue
to load arbitrary kernel modules.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
ntfs-3g

1:2016.2.22AR.1-3ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ntfs-3g

1:2015.3.14AR.1-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2017-0358


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3182-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3182-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability.

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