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CVE-2023-38831 Detail

Current Description

RARLAB WinRAR before 6.23 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code when a user attempts to view a benign file within a ZIP archive. The issue occurs because a ZIP archive may include a benign file (such as an ordinary .JPG file) and also a folder that has the same name as the benign file, and the contents of the folder (which may include executable content) are processed during an attempt to access only the benign file. This was exploited in the wild in April through October 2023.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/174573/WinRAR-Remote-Code-Execution.html
https://blog.google/threat-analysis-group/government-backed-actors-exploiting-winrar-vulnerability/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=37236100 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/winrar-zero-day-exploited-since-april-to-hack-trading-accounts/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.group-ib.com/blog/cve-2023-38831-winrar-zero-day/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 

This CVE is in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

Reference CISA's BOD 22-01 and Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog for further guidance and requirements.

Vulnerability Name Date Added Due Date Required Action
RARLAB WinRAR Code Execution Vulnerability 08/24/2023 09/14/2023 Apply mitigations per vendor instructions or discontinue use of the product if mitigations are unavailable.

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-38831
NVD Published Date:
08/23/2023
NVD Last Modified:
10/22/2023
Source:
MITRE