GLSA-201701-19 : NTFS-3G: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-19
(NTFS-3G: Privilege escalation)

NTFS-3G is affected by the same vulnerability as reported in “GLSA
201603-04” when the bundled fuse-lite implementation is used.

Impact :

A local user could gain root privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. However, on Gentoo when the
“external-fuse” USE flag is set or the “suid” USE flag is not set
then NTFS-3G is not affected. Both of these cases are the default
configuration.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201603-04
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-19

Solution :

All NTFS-3G users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/ntfs3g-2016.2.22'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96413 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3202

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