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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200610-10 ] ClamAV: Multiple Vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: ClamAV: Multiple Vulnerabilities (GLSA 200610-10)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 24, 2006
Bug(s): #151561
ID: 200610-10

Synopsis

ClamAV is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow potentially allowing remote execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

Background

ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner.

Affected Packages

Package: app-antivirus/clamav
Vulnerable: < 0.88.5
Unaffected: >= 0.88.5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Damian Put and an anonymous researcher reported a potential heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in rebuildpe.c responsible for the rebuilding of an unpacked PE file, and a possible crash in chmunpack.c in the CHM unpacker.

Impact

By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server running ClamAV, or providing a malicious file to ClamAV through any other method, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running ClamAV.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.5"


References

Original commit log
CVE-2006-4182
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