Major vulnerability in WinRAR｜WinRAR, the well-known computer decompression software, is installed by almost every user. However, a new report from the security website Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) points out that there is a serious vulnerability in WinRAR. After downloading malicious files online, you can use WinRAR to decompress them. Will be hacked, there is only one way to fix it.
According to a report by Tom's Hardware, the security website Zero Day Initiative discovered a serious vulnerability in the decompression software WinRAR, numbered "CVE-2023-40477". ZDI pointed out that the destructiveness score of this vulnerability is 7.8/10. Hackers can use this vulnerability to create a RAR file. After the user accidentally downloads and decompresses it, the hacker can execute code remotely and invade the computer system.
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Most people will not update WinRAR after downloading it on the first day after buying a new computer, because ordinary compressed files can be decompressed using the old version of WinRAR. After receiving the above vulnerability report, RARLAB released the version 6.23 update on August 2, and the new version has fixed the vulnerability. Therefore, it is recommended that more than 500 million users worldwide update as soon as possible.
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Users can check the current WinRAR version in WinRAR by clicking "Help" > "About WinRAR...". If the user is not using version 6.23, it is recommended to re-download the latest version from the WiinRAR official website to avoid exposing the computer to danger. among.
Source: Tom's Hardware
Is there a major vulnerability in WinRAR?
The well-known decompression software WinRAR was pointed out by the security website Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) as a serious vulnerability. After downloading a malicious file from the Internet, it will be hacked after decompressing it with WinRAR. If you want to know the solution, please click the link of this article.
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