ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200802-09

Multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV may result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-antivirus/clamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.92.1
Unaffected versions >= 0.92.1

Background

Clam AntiVirus is a free anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Description

An integer overflow has been reported in the "cli_scanpe()" function in file libclamav/pe.c (CVE-2008-0318). Another unspecified vulnerability has been reported in file libclamav/mew.c (CVE-2008-0728).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a specially crafted file, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running ClamAV (either a system user or the "clamav" user if clamd is compromised).

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.92.1"

References

Release Date
February 21, 2008

Latest Revision
February 21, 2008: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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