USN-4139-1: File Roller vulnerability

25 September 2019

File Roller could be made to overwrite sensitive files if it received a specially crafted TAR file.

Releases

Packages

  • file-roller - archive manager for GNOME

Details

It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled certain TAR files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite sensitive files
during extraction.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References