#17249 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: elevated Milestone: 11.3
Component: BOOK Version: git
Severity: normal Keywords:


New minor version, contains a security fix for arbitrary privileged code execution when manipulating an NTFS filesystem

Change History (5)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 11 months ago

Summary: ntfs-3g-2022.10.3ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2022.10.3

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 11 months ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 11 months ago

Upstream changes:


    Rejected zero-sized runs
    Avoided merging runlists with no runs

Security Advisory:

A security vulnerability was identified in the open source NTFS-3G and NTFSPROGS software. The vulnerability was confirmed and resolved and to our knowledge, vulnerability has not been exploited.

This vulnerability may allow an attacker using a maliciously crafted NTFS-formatted image file or external storage to potentially execute arbitrary privileged code, if the attacker has either local access and the ntfs-3g binary is setuid root, or if the attacker has physical access to an external port to a computer which is configured to run the ntfs-3g binary or one of the ntfsprogs tools when the external storage is plugged into the computer. This vulnerability results from incorrect validation of some of the NTFS metadata that could potentially cause buffer overflow, which could be exploited by an attacker. Common ways for attackers to gain physical access to a machine is through social engineering or an evil maid attack on an unattended computer.

We recommend installing and applying the update with the security fixes, and advise to follow security guidance and frameworks such as NIST for assessing and improving an organization’s abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to security threats and cyber attacks.

AFFECTED PRODUCTS: All previous versions of open source NTFS-3G and NTFSPROGS.


SOLUTION: Upgrade to version 2022.10.3

PROJECT URL: https://github.com/tuxera/ntfs-3g


ISSUE DATE: 31.10.2022

SEVERITY: Moderate

CVEs: CVE-2022-40284

CVSS SCORE: 5.0-6.7

comment:5 by Douglas R. Reno, 11 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Issued SA-11.2-038

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