Check Point Advisories

RARLAB WinRAR Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-20250)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0197
Date Published: 13 Feb 2019
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 18 February, 2024
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-20250
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? RARLAB WinRAR 5.61 and prior
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in RARLAB WinRAR. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the RARLAB WinRAR Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-20250) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  RARLAB WinRAR Remote Code Execution (CVE-2018-20250)

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