ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200511-04

ClamAV has many security flaws which make it vulnerable to remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

Affected packages

app-antivirus/clamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.87.1
Unaffected versions >= 0.87.1


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


ClamAV has multiple security flaws: a boundary check was performed incorrectly in petite.c, a buffer size calculation in unfsg_133 was incorrect in fsg.c, a possible infinite loop was fixed in tnef.c and a possible infinite loop in cabd_find was fixed in cabd.c . In addition to this, Marcin Owsiany reported that a corrupted DOC file causes a segmentation fault in ClamAV.


By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server that is hooked with ClamAV, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or the execution of arbitrary code.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.87.1"


Release date
November 06, 2005

Latest revision
May 22, 2006: 02



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