Clam AntiVirus: Denial of service — GLSA 201412-05

A vulnerability in Clam AntiVirus can lead to a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

app-antivirus/clamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.98.5
Unaffected versions >= 0.98.5

Background

Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow exists in the cli_scanpe function in libclamav/pe.c in ClamAV.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition via a specially 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-0.98.5"
 

References

Release Date
December 09, 2014

Latest Revision
December 09, 2014: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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