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[GLSA-200702-04] RAR, UnRAR: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
RAR, UnRAR: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-04
(RAR, UnRAR: Buffer overflow)


RAR and UnRAR contain a boundary error when processing
password-protected archives that could result in a stack-based buffer
overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
password-protected archive and execute arbitrary code with the rights
of the user uncompressing the archive.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0855


Solution:
All UnRAR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/unrar-3.7.3"
All RAR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/rar-3.7.0_beta1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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