Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : ntfs-3g vulnerability (USN-3182-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96951


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Jann 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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Update the affected ntfs-3g package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96951

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3182-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/02

Modified: 2017/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ntfs-3g, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/01

Exploitable With


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0358

OSVDB: 151244

USN: 3182-1