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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 103463


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


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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103463

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201709-24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/26

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rar, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:unrar, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/25

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 201709-24