USN-1906-1: File Roller vulnerability
16 July 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
File Roller could be made to create or overwrite files.
- file-roller - archive manager for GNOME
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.