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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3074-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3074-1
Posted Sep 9, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3074-1 - 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.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-7162
SHA-256 | 5b948c8a578f9cfe916b5e9781f7cd37efb94cb056ba0861e207ea91418563c9

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3074-1

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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

Summary:

File Roller could be made to delete files.

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

Details:

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:
file-roller 3.10.2.1-0ubuntu4.2

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3074-1
CVE-2016-7162, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1171236

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.16.5-0ubuntu1.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.10.2.1-0ubuntu4.2


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