Bug 1374275 (CVE-2016-7162) - CVE-2016-7162 file-roller: Path traversal vulnerability when opening crafted archive
Summary: CVE-2016-7162 file-roller: Path traversal vulnerability when opening crafted ...
Alias: CVE-2016-7162
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1374276
Blocks: 1374279
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-09-08 11:43 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: file-roller 3.20.3, file-roller 3.21.90
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A path traversal flaw was found in file-roller. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted archive and clicking on a symbolic link, file deletion could occur.
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Last Closed: 2016-09-19 23:40:47 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2016-09-08 11:43:41 UTC
File Roller 3.5.4 through 3.20.2 was affected by a path traversal bug that could result in deleted files if a user were tricked into opening a malicious archive.

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-09-08 11:44:00 UTC
Created file-roller tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1374276]

Comment 2 Doran Moppert 2016-09-12 01:54:24 UTC
Since this requires clear user interaction (the link has to be clicked in file roller for deletion to occur), and results at worst in deleted files, security impact is Moderate and likely resolution for rhel is wontfix.  Desktop team might be more interested in it as a usability issue.

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