Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3182-1
1st February, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
NTFS-3G could be made to load kernel modules as an administrator.
– read/write NTFS driver for FUSE
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.