[SRU] Please backport latest ntfs-3g to precise and trusty

Bug #1295030 reported by Bernhard on 2014-03-20
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ntfs-3g (Debian)
Fix Released
ntfs-3g (Fedora)
Fix Released
ntfs-3g (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


please update the ntfs-3g packages to the latest version "2014.2.15 (January 23, 2014), 2014.2.15AR.1" in trusty (14.04) and precise (12.04) because trusty's and precise's version is more than one year old.
And please update to new ntfs3g versions at the point releases e.g.14.04.1 to get the new features/fixes!


STABLE Version 2014.2.15 (January 23, 2014)

    libntfs: added use of hd library to get the legacy BIOS geometry
    libntfs: switched to /proc/mounts for checking existing mounts
    libntfs: fixed usa checking by ntfsck on 4K sector disks
    libntfs: fixed processing compressed data beyond file size (Windows 8 compliance)
    libntfs: fixed expanding a resident attribute without inserting holes
    libntfs: allow DACLs to not have any ACE
    libntfs: ignore unmapped regions when checking whether sparse
    libntfs: upgraded the Win32 interface for use with ntfsprogs
    ntfsresize: enabled relocating the MFT when shrinking a volume
    ntfsresize: fixed trying to update the MFT and Bitmap on a test run
    ntfsresize: fixed updating all the MFT runs in a relocated MFT
    ntfsresize: set the backup boot sector when the size is reliable
    ntfsresize: reserved a single sector for the backup boot sector
    ntfsundelete: output the modification time when scanning files
    ntfsundelete: ported to Windows
    ntfsclone: fixed wiping fragmented metadata when creating a metadata image
    ntfsclone: allowed cloning a file system despite allocation errors
    ntfsclone: fixed bad copying of the backup boot sector
    ntfsclone: ported to Windows
    ntfsdecrypt: made compatible with libgrypt-1.6

Thank you for your support!

Best regards, Bernhard

CVE References

Bernhard (baumber) on 2014-03-20
tags: added: 14.04 ntfs-3g trusty
Bernhard (baumber) wrote :

Or when you use the advanced releases;


release 2013.1.13AR.4

Bernhard (baumber) wrote :

Please backport this version ntfs-3g 2014.2.15AR.1 to precise and trusty repo backports.

Thanks, Bernhard


summary: - Please update ntfs-3g to the latest version for trusty
+ Please backport latest ntfs-3g to precise and trusty
tags: added: 12.04 precise
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ntfs-3g (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Marcos K (g-ubuntu-com-y) wrote :

A severe side-effect of the old version (currently used in Ubumtu 14.04) is described at http://askubuntu.com/questions/597815/ntfs-3g-failed-to-decompress-file

Not just inability to access Windows 8 compressed files (or others too?), but leads to a disk space DOS, essentially killing the Linux OS until the mess gets cleaned up.

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Created attachment 1028860
Fix for clearing the environment

Use execle() instead of execl()

ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.

ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Changed in ntfs-3g (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released

Package ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
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Changed in ntfs-3g (Debian):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed

A very valid argument is the better handling of ntfs-resize with UEFI.

@ Bernhard

a valid request for SRU-backporting is a little more complicated, pls read carefully


It has to be requested first for the current version of Ubuntu (which is VividVervet) - then backported to Utopic - then to Trusty - then to Precise

Once the first steo is done, the request should appear in https://launchpad.net/vivid-backports

tags: added: hw-specific
tags: added: utopic vivid

Looking at the PTS-Tracker [1] in Debian and the Ubuntu Package search [2] tells us that the backport has to be requested firstly for UtopicUnicorn

[1] https://packages.qa.debian.org/n/ntfs-3g.html
[2] http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=ntfs-3g&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

tags: removed: vivid
summary: - Please backport latest ntfs-3g to precise and trusty
+ [SRU] Please backport latest ntfs-3g to precise and trusty
tags: removed: sru
Changed in ntfs-3g (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Bernhard (baumber) wrote :

Do I need to request a backport or is this bugreport running/sufficient?

ntfs-3g-2015.3.14-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Bernhard (baumber) wrote :
Bernhard (baumber) wrote :

Are there any news? Is the backport is progress?

Changed in ntfs-3g (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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