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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24353


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


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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24353

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200702-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0855

BID: 22447

OSVDB: 33124

GLSA: 200702-04