F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200612-12

F-Prot Antivirus contains a buffer overflow and other unspecified vulnerabilities, possibly allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-antivirus/f-prot on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.6.7
Unaffected versions >= 4.6.7

Background

F-Prot Antivirus is a FRISK Software antivirus program that can used with procmail.

Description

F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact

Among other weaker impacts, a remote attacker could send an e-mail containing a malicious file that would trigger the buffer overflow vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running F-Prot, which may be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All F-Prot users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/f-prot-4.6.7"

References

Release Date
December 12, 2006

Latest Revision
December 12, 2006: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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