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Re: Any word on the vulnerable version of 7Zip?

It doesn't sound like 7zip has a problem. It saw an archive and extracted files from it. It doesn't sound like it ran them. The same feature that lets you run it on an arbitrary file and it will try to find any archives inside it allowed an incorrectly-named archive file to be extracted anyway.

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