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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-04.xml

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'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24353 (gentoo_GLSA-200702-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0855