Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : ntfs-3g vulnerability (USN-3182-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96951
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJann Horn discovered that NTFS-3G incorrectly filtered environment variables when using the modprobe utility. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to load arbitrary kernel modules.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ntfs-3g package.