SUSE SLED12 Security Update : ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs (SUSE-SU-2018:3587-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118587


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs fixes the following issues :

CVE-2017-0358: Missing sanitization of the environment during a call to modprobe allowed local users to escalate fo root privilege (bsc#1022500)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2018-2543=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-2543=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2543=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118587

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3587-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/01

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libntfs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libntfs-3g84-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntfs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntfs-3g-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntfsprogs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ntfsprogs-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/04/13

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Debian/Ubuntu ntfs-3g Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0358