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Published:

26 September 2019

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2019.3626
                   USN-4139-1: File Roller vulnerability
                             26 September 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           file-roller
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-16680  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/4139-1/

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USN-4139-1: File Roller vulnerability
25 September 2019

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

  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software Description

  o 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

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.

References

  o CVE-2019-16680

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