[USN-4139-1] File Roller vulnerability

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[USN-4139-1] File Roller vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4139-1
September 25, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- 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 LTS:
  file-roller                     3.28.0-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  file-roller                     3.16.5-0ubuntu1.3

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4139-1
  CVE-2019-16680

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

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