A vulnerability in NTFS-3G allows local users to gain root privileges.
|Package||sys-fs/ntfs3g on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2016.2.22|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2016.2.22|
NTFS-3G is a stable, full-featured, read-write NTFS driver for various operating systems.
NTFS-3G is affected by the same vulnerability as reported in “GLSA 201603-04” when the bundled fuse-lite implementation is used.
A local user could gain root privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time. However, on Gentoo when the “external-fuse” USE flag is set or the “suid” USE flag is not set then NTFS-3G is not affected. Both of these cases are the default configuration.
All NTFS-3G users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-fs/ntfs3g-2016.2.22"
January 11, 2017
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