[USN-3074-1] File Roller vulnerability
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Thu Sep 8 21:56:23 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3074-1
September 08, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
File Roller could be made to delete files.
- file-roller: archive manager for GNOME
It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled symlinks. If a user were
tricked into extracting a specially-crafted archive, an attacker could delete
files outside of the extraction directory.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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