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USN-3074-1: File Roller vulnerability

8 September 2016

File Roller could be made to delete files.

Releases

Packages

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
Ubuntu 14.04

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