The US Critical Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) expands its catalog of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities by documenting several new actively exploited directory traversal flaws. The bugs in question are an RCE flaw tagged CVE-2022-34713 and a path traversal vulnerability filed under CVE-2022-30333. Microsoft has acknowledged that a CVE-2022-34713 vulnerability is a variant of the Follina-like DogWalk path traversal security hole in the Microsoft Windows Support Diagnostic Tool revealed earlier this summer.
Another flaw tracked as CVE-2022-30333 resides in Linux and Unix versions of the UnRAR utility. Adversaries trigger the vulnerability by luring victims into opening a weaponized RAR archive.
Both high-severity flaws are exploited in the wild.
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The CVE-2022-30333 issue analysis first appeared in the research shared by SonarSource in June 2022. Based on the observed attacks, adversaries leverage this File Write vulnerability for RCE attacks to compromise a Zimbra email server, with more than 62,000 Internet-facing hosts. The flaw enables a threat actor to write to files during an extract operation. Given an exploitation attempt was successful, a threat actor receives access to all the emails stored on a compromised email server. This level of access with high probability results in further exploits and access to more sensitive data.
The RarLab have released an official patch to address the security flaw. The fix is included with the binaries of the 6.12 version (open source version 6.1.7), available for download from the official vendor’s website. According to the vendor, all WinRAR versions remain unaffected by this flaw.
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