Ubuntu 15.04 : ntfs-3g vulnerability (USN-2617-3)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 83861
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-2617-1 fixed a vulnerability in NTFS-3G. The original patch did not completely address the issue. This update fixes the problem.
Tavis Ormandy discovered that FUSE incorrectly filtered environment variables. A local attacker could use this issue to gain administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ntfs-3g package.