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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-0358: NTFS-3G: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-0358: NTFS-3G: Privilege escalation

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/19/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
05/22/2018

Description

Jann Horn of Google Project Zero discovered that NTFS-3G, a read-write NTFS driver for FUSE, does not scrub the environment before executing modprobe with elevated privileges. A local user can take advantage of this flaw for local root privilege escalation.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-fs-ntfs3g

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