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Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been identified in ntfs-3g. With a low attack complexity and a high confidentiality, integrity and availability impact, these vulnerabilities have received a National Vulnerability Database (NVD) severity rating of “High”.

These issues could allow an attacker using a maliciously crafted NTFS-formatted image file or external storage to potentially execute arbitrary privileged code or cause a denial of service (DoS) leading to system downtime and compromise. 

A ntfs-3g security update that fixes these vulnerabilities has been released. We strongly recommend that all impacted users apply the ntfs-3g updates issued by their distro(s) now to protect against attacks threatening the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems.

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