[USN-3074-1] File Roller vulnerability

Tyler Hicks tyhicks at canonical.com
Thu Sep 8 21:56:23 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3074-1
September 08, 2016

file-roller vulnerability

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.

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  file-roller                     3.16.5-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2016-7162, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1171236

Package Information:

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