Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : file-roller vulnerability (USN-3074-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93398
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected file-roller package.