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Recently fixed WinRAR bug actively exploited in the wild

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Several threat actors are still exploiting a recently patched critical vulnerability in the popular compression software WinRAR.

Several threat actors are actively exploiting a critical remote code execution vulnerability recently addressed in WinRAR.

The exploitation of the flaw in the wild is worrisome because the WinRAR software doesn’t have an auto-update feature, leaving millions of users potentially exposed to cyber attacks.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-20250, was discovered by experts at Check Point in February, it could allow an attacker to gain the control of the target system.

Over 500 million users worldwide usethe popular software and are potentially impacted by the flaw that affects all versions of released in the last 19 years.

The flaw is an “Absolute Path Traversal” issue in the library that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code by using a specially-crafted file archive.

The issue affects a third-party library, called UNACEV2.DLL that is used...(continued)

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