USN-2617-3: NTFS-3G vulnerability
27 May 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.04
NTFS-3G could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.
- ntfs-3g - read/write NTFS driver for FUSE
USN-2617-1 fixed a vulnerability in NTFS-3G. The original patch did not completely address the issue. This update fixes the problem.
Original advisory details:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that FUSE incorrectly filtered environment variables. A local attacker could use this issue to gain administrative privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.