Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.04 : file-roller vulnerability (USN-1906-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68924
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionYorick 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.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected file-roller package.