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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   7-Zip Vendors:   7-zip.org
7-Zip RAR Archive Decoding Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040832
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040832
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-10115   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 3 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in 7-Zip. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted archive file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a data structure initialization error in decoding solid compression data in files detected as RAR files and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The vendor was notified on March 6, 2018.

The original advisory is available at:

https://landave.io/2018/05/7-zip-from-uninitialized-memory-to-remote-code-execution/

@0xlandave reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target user or application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (18.05).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://sourceforge.net/p/sevenzip/discussion/45797/thread/adc65bfa/

Vendor URL:  www.7-zip.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 17 2018 (McAfee Issues Fix for McAfee Data Loss Prevention) 7-Zip RAR Archive Decoding Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
McAfee has issued a fix for McAfee Data Loss Prevention.



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