Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200509-13

Clam AntiVirus is subject to vulnerabilities ranging from Denial of Service to execution of arbitrary code when handling compressed executables.

Affected Packages

app-antivirus/clamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.87
Unaffected versions >= 0.87

Background

Clam AntiVirus is a GPL anti-virus toolkit, designed for integration with mail servers to perform attachment scanning. Clam AntiVirus also provides a command line scanner and a tool for fetching updates of the virus database.

Description

Clam AntiVirus is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in "libclamav/upx.c" when processing malformed UPX-packed executables. It can also be sent into an infinite loop in "libclamav/fsg.c" when processing specially-crafted FSG-packed executables.

Impact

By sending a specially-crafted file an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Clam AntiVirus, or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.87"

References

Release Date
September 19, 2005

Latest Revision
September 19, 2005: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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