Debian DLA-1724-1 : ntfs-3g security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 123018


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in NTFS-3G, a read-write NTFS driver for FUSE. A local user can take advantage of this flaw for local root privilege escalation.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1:2014.2.15AR.2-1+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your ntfs-3g packages.

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


Upgrade the affected ntfs-3g, ntfs-3g-dbg, and ntfs-3g-dev packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 123018

File Name: debian_DLA-1724.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/25/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ntfs-3g, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ntfs-3g-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ntfs-3g-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9755