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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4927-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4927-1
Posted Apr 26, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4927-1 - It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled symlinks. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-36314
MD5 | dd5ccd5e46055fe6997838cc12552016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4927-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4927-1
April 26, 2021

file-roller vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

File Roller could be made to expose sensitive information.

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

Details:

It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled symlinks.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.10:
file-roller 3.38.0-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
file-roller 3.36.3-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
file-roller 3.28.0-1ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
file-roller 3.16.5-0ubuntu1.5

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4927-1
CVE-2020-36314

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.38.0-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.36.3-0ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.28.0-1ubuntu1.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.16.5-0ubuntu1.5
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