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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200612-18 ] ClamAV: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: ClamAV: Denial of Service (GLSA 200612-18)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 18, 2006
Bug(s): #157698
ID: 200612-18

Synopsis

ClamAV is vulnerable to Denial of Service.

Background

ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner.

Affected Packages

Package: app-antivirus/clamav
Vulnerable: < 0.88.7
Unaffected: >= 0.88.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Hendrik Weimer discovered that ClamAV fails to properly handle deeply nested MIME multipart/mixed content.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted email with deeply nested MIME multipart/mixed content an attacker could cause ClamAV to crash.

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-0.88.7"


References

CVE-2006-6481
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