USN-4332-2: File Roller vulnerability

27 April 2020

file-roller vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary

File Roller could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • file-roller - archive manager for GNOME

Details

USN-4332-1 fixed vulnerabilities in File Roller. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

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 20.04 LTS
file-roller - 3.36.1-1ubuntu0.1

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.

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