Ubuntu 5711-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5711-1
November 02, 2022

ntfs-3g vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

NTFS-3G could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
if it mounted a specially crafted disk.

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

Details:

Yuchen Zeng and Eduardo Vela discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly validated
certain NTFS metadata. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
gain privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.10:
   ntfs-3g                         1:2022.5.17-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   ntfs-3g                         1:2021.8.22-3ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   ntfs-3g                         1:2017.3.23AR.3-3ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
   ntfs-3g                         1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.04.5

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

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5711-1
   CVE-2022-40284

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2022.5.17-1ubuntu1.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2021.8.22-3ubuntu1.2
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2017.3.23AR.3-3ubuntu1.3
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.04.5

Ubuntu 5711-1: NTFS-3G vulnerability

November 2, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 22.10 - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Summary: NTFS-3G could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it mounted a specially crafted disk. Software Description: - ntfs-3g: read/write NTFS driver for FUSE Details: Yuchen Zeng and Eduardo Vela discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly validated certain NTFS metadata. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to gain privileges.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 22.10: ntfs-3g 1:2022.5.17-1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS: ntfs-3g 1:2021.8.22-3ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: ntfs-3g 1:2017.3.23AR.3-3ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: ntfs-3g 1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.04.5 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5711-1

CVE-2022-40284

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5711-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2022.5.17-1ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2021.8.22-3ubuntu1.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2017.3.23AR.3-3ubuntu1.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/1:2017.3.23-2ubuntu0.18.04.5

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