USN-4332-1: File Roller vulnerability

20 April 2020

file-roller vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


File Roller could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • file-roller - archive manager for GNOME


It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled symlinks. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
file-roller - 3.32.2-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
file-roller - 3.28.0-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
file-roller - 3.16.5-0ubuntu1.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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