ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service — GLSA 200808-07

Multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV may result in a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

app-antivirus/clamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.93.3
Unaffected versions >= 0.93.3

Background

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

Description

Damian Put has discovered an out-of-bounds memory access while processing Petite files (CVE-2008-2713, CVE-2008-3215). Also, please note that the 0.93 ClamAV branch fixes the first of the two attack vectors of CVE-2007-6595 concerning an insecure creation of temporary files vulnerability. The sigtool attack vector seems still unfixed.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a specially crafted Petite file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service (daemon crash). Also, the insecure creation of temporary files vulnerability can be triggered by a local user to perform a symlink attack.

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-0.93.3"

References

Release Date
August 08, 2008

Latest Revision
August 08, 2008: 01

Severity
low

Exploitable
remote

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