Ubuntu 1906-1: File Roller vulnerability

    Date16 Jul 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    File Roller could be made to create or overwrite files.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1906-1
    July 16, 2013
    
    file-roller vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    
    Summary:
    
    File Roller could be made to create or overwrite files.
    
    Software Description:
    - file-roller: archive manager for GNOME
    
    Details:
    
    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:
      file-roller                     3.6.3-1ubuntu4.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      file-roller                     3.6.1.1-0ubuntu1.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1906-1
      CVE-2013-4668
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.6.3-1ubuntu4.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.6.1.1-0ubuntu1.2
    
    
    
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