RAR contains a format string error and a buffer overflow vulnerability that may be used to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||app-arch/rar on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.5.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.5.1|
RAR is a powerful archive manager that can decompress RAR, ZIP and other files, and can create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
Tan Chew Keong reported about two vulnerabilities found in RAR:
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to:
When the user performs these actions, the arbitrary code of the attacker's choice will be executed.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All RAR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/rar-3.5.1"
November 13, 2005
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