Ubuntu 15.04 : ntfs-3g vulnerability (USN-2617-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

USN-2617-1 fixed a vulnerability in FUSE. This update provides the
corresponding fix for the embedded FUSE copy in NTFS-3G.

Tavis Ormandy discovered that FUSE incorrectly filtered environment
variables. A local attacker could use this issue to gain
administrative privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected ntfs-3g package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83809 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74765

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3202

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