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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#755 Corruption, code execution vulnerabilities patched in open source archiver 7-Zip
Several vulnerabilities were fixed this week in the file archiver 7-Zip that could have led to arbitrary code execution and file corruption.

The developer behind the tool-which is open source and can be used with any compression, conversion, or encryption method-is urging users to update to the most recent patched version, 16.00, as soon as possible to mitigate the issues.

Igor Pavlov, a Russian programmer who maintains the tool, announced the update on Tuesday, in a blog post on the software’s SourceForge forum.
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