Debian DLA-3543-1 : rar - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 180267


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The remote Debian 10 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-3543 advisory.

- The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of array index when processing recovery volumes. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted archive and execute arbitrary code on the system. (CVE-2023-40477)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the rar packages.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 2

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 180267

File Name: debian_DLA-3543.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/30/2023

Updated: 5/3/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-40477


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rar

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/24/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-40477

IAVA: 2023-A-0436-S