[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
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.
- 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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