SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs (SUSE-SU-2022:3865-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166955



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLED12 / SLED_SAP12 / SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:3865-1 advisory.

- A buffer overflow was discovered in NTFS-3G before 2022.10.3. Crafted metadata in an NTFS image can cause code execution. A local attacker can exploit this if the ntfs-3g binary is setuid root. A physically proximate attacker can exploit this if NTFS-3G software is configured to execute upon attachment of an external storage device. (CVE-2022-40284)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected libntfs-3g-devel, libntfs-3g84, ntfs-3g and / or ntfsprogs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166955

File Name: suse_SU-2022-3865-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/4/2022

Updated: 7/13/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40284


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/6/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40284

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:3865-1