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

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 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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118587

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

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/01

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/31

Exploitable With


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0358