GLSA-201709-24 : RAR, UnRAR: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201709-24
(RAR, UnRAR: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in RAR and UnRAR. Please
review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted RAR,
could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process
or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-24

Solution :

All RAR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/rar-5.5.0_p20170811'
All UnRAR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/unrar-5.5.7'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103463 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6706
CVE-2017-12940
CVE-2017-12941
CVE-2017-12942

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