Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : file-roller vulnerability (USN-3074-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93398


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that File Roller incorrectly handled symlinks. If a user were tricked into extracting a specially crafted archive, an attacker could delete 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.


Update the affected file-roller package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93398

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3074-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/09

Modified: 2016/12/01

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:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:file-roller, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7162

OSVDB: 144024

USN: 3074-1