I scanned the vulnerability of my pc and Kaspersky showed me this
When I click on the Details button I am informed that there is a critical vulnerability in 7-zip.
CRITICAL VULNERABILITY IN 7-ZIP
It is stated to update to the latest version of 7-zip.
I have never used 7-zip. I cannot find it in programs when I search my laptop for it.
The only mention of it, is in NSIS Uninstall Information file.
There are 3 mentions of 7-zip in this folder.
What should I do to get rid of this vulnerability.
I have tried installing and deleting the latest version of 7-zip but when I run another vulnerability scan I get the same result.
Best answer by Wesly.Zhang
I already use the most up to date CyberLink Power Media Player that I can freely download and there is a CyberLink folder In Program Files, so I have no idea why this Setup.exe exists in this folder.
I have downloaded 7-zip 19.00 and then deleted it and then downloaded 7-zip 21.01 and then deleted it, then ran the vulnerability scan again with the same result.
Could you unintall CyberLink Power Media Player and reboot your pc. after do that, Please check the folder which has 7zip and zip dll has gone or not. If it has been deleted, Please reinstall the latest CyberLink Power Media Player and check vulnerability again. If it hasn’t been deleted, You can delete the folder.
If this issue happen again, I think CyberLink Power Media Player has include a vulnerability 7zip component. You and us couldn’t deal with this situation except you overwrite the file using the latest 7zip exe and dll to solve the problem. or make a exclusion for this file in KL settings.