Fedora 18 : file-roller-3.6.4-1.fc18 (2013-12653)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69023


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes CVE-2013-4668 :

The File Roller archive manager for the GNOME desktop suffers from a path traversal vulnerability caused by insufficient path sanitization.

A specially crafted archive file can be used to trigger creation of arbitrary files in any location, writable by the user executing the extraction, outside the current working directory. This behaviour is triggered when the option 'Keep directory structure' is selected from the application 'Extract' dialog.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected file-roller package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69023

File Name: fedora_2013-12653.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/24

Modified: 2015/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:file-roller, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4668

BID: 61008

FEDORA: 2013-12653