Critical vulnerability in popular 7-Zip file archiving software patched


#1

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/critical-vulnerability-in-popular-7-zip-file-archiving-software-patched-84199/

A new version of the free and open-source file archiver 7-Zip has been released that fixes a critical vulnerability. Through the vulnerability an attacker could take control over the system. All that needed to happen was that the user opened a specially prepared RAR file.


#2

Here’s the kicker…

Why are you opening SPAM and Nigeria paychecks for? Don’t know don’t open. Delete and Block sender…simple…


#3

I pretty much only update 7-zip when I see news of critical vulnerabilities :stuck_out_tongue: Glad MyCE is keeping me in the loop.


#4

Those infections only happen if you open them and if you don’t know the email or popup what are you doing?


#5

Why would you knowingly leave vulnerable software unpatched though? Also email and sketchy sites aren’t the only vectors of infection.