USN-4139-1: File Roller vulnerability
25 September 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
File Roller could be made to overwrite sensitive files if it received a specially crafted TAR file.
- file-roller - archive manager for GNOME
It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled certain TAR files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite sensitive files during extraction.
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.