[USN-4139-1] File Roller vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Sep 25 13:04:22 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4139-1
September 25, 2019

file-roller vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


File Roller could be made to overwrite sensitive files if it received a
specially crafted TAR file.

Software Description:
- file-roller: archive manager for GNOME


It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled certain TAR files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite sensitive files
during extraction.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  file-roller                     3.28.0-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  file-roller                     3.16.5-0ubuntu1.3

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


Package Information:
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