Ubuntu: 1906-1: File Roller vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu File Roller could be made to create or overwrite files.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1906-1
July 16, 2013

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

- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10

Summary:

File Roller could be made to create or overwrite files.

Software Description:
- file-roller: archive manager for GNOME

Details:

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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
  file-roller                     3.6.3-1ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  file-roller                     3.6.1.1-0ubuntu1.2

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1906-1
  CVE-2013-4668

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.6.3-1ubuntu4.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/3.6.1.1-0ubuntu1.2