Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201110-20

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Clam AntiVirus, the most severe of which may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-antivirus/clamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.97.3
Unaffected versions >= 0.97.3

Background

Clam AntiVirus (short: ClamAV) is an anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Clam AntiVirus. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker may execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Clam AntiVirus process or cause a Denial of Service by causing an affected user or system to scan a crafted file.

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-0.97.3"
 

References

Release Date
October 24, 2011

Latest Revision
October 24, 2011: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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