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USN-1906-1: File Roller vulnerability

16 July 2013

File Roller could be made to create or overwrite files.




Yorick Koster discovered that File Roller incorrectly sanitized paths. If a
user were tricked into extracting a specially-crafted archive, an attacker
could create and overwrite files outside of the extraction directory.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10

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