Check Point Advisories

WinRAR Filename Spoofing

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1587
Date Published: 2 Jun 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 Apr 2017
Source: IPS Research Team Rapid7
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? WinRAR up to v5.1
Vulnerability Description A vulnerability in WinRAR allows attackers to spoof filenames within a compressed archive. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to entice victims to run arbitrary files.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block 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 R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the WinRAR Filename Spoofing protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  WinRAR Filename Spoofing

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