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Dangerous 7-Zip Vulnerabilities Flow To Top Security, Software Tools

mask.of.sanity quotes a report from The Register: Some of the world’s biggest security and software vendors will be rushing to patch holes in implementations of the popular 7-Zip compression tool to stop attackers gaining full control of customer machines. Marcin Noga, Cisco security researcher, found and reported the holes to the platform, which could allow attackers to compromise updated machines, giving attackers the same access rights as logged-in users. FireEye and MalwareBytes are two of many products that use 7-Zip. “An out-of-bounds read vulnerability exists in the way 7-Zip handles Universal Disk Format files … [which] can be triggered by any entry that contains a malformed Long Allocation Descriptor,” Colleague of The Register Jaeson Schultz said. The flaws were fixed in 7-Zip 16.00, which was released Tuesday.


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