Ubuntu 3914-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability

    Date21 Mar 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NTFS-3G could be made to crash or potentially run programs as anadministrator if executed with specially crafted arguments.
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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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