Debian: DSA-3780-1: ntfs-3g security update

    Date01 Feb 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jann Horn of Google Project Zero discovered that NTFS-3G, a read-write NTFS driver for FUSE, does not scrub the environment before executing modprobe with elevated privileges. A local user can take advantage of this flaw for local root privilege escalation.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3780-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    February 01, 2017                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ntfs-3g
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-0358
    
    Jann Horn of Google Project Zero discovered that NTFS-3G, a read-write
    NTFS driver for FUSE, does not scrub the environment before executing
    modprobe with elevated privileges. A local user can take advantage of
    this flaw for local root privilege escalation.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:2014.2.15AR.2-1+deb8u3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:2016.2.22AR.1-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ntfs-3g packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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