PowerArchiver 14.02.03 Incorrect PKZIP Encryption Usage

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73380


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by an incorrect encryption usage vulnerability.


The remote host has PowerArchiver version 14.02.03 installed. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw with the encryption usage.

A flaw exists in the application where the insecure PKZIP encryption method is used when a user attempts to encrypt files with AES 256-bit encryption.

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit this issue, but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to PowerArchiver 14.02.05 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73380

File Name: powerarchiver_weak_encryption.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/04/07

Modified: 2014/04/07

Dependencies: 73379

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:powerarchiver:powerarchiver

Required KB Items: SMB/PowerArchiver/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2319

BID: 66174

OSVDB: 104421