7-Zip Security Update

Number: AV18-078
Date: 11 May 2018


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a security update released by 7-Zip.


7-Zip has released a product update addressing a security vulnerability where a remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target user or application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Affected Products:

CVE References: CVE-2018-10115

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor released updates on affected platforms accordingly.



Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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