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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200812-21 ] ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200812-21)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 23, 2008
Bug(s): #245450, #249833
ID: 200812-21

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities in ClamAV may allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: app-antivirus/clamav
Vulnerable: < 0.94.2
Unaffected: >= 0.94.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Moritz Jodeit reported an off-by-one error within the get_unicode_name() function in libclamav/vba_extract.c when processing VBA project files (CVE-2008-5050). Ilja van Sprundel reported an infinite recursion error within the cli_check_jpeg_exploit() function in libclamav/special.c when processing JPEG files (CVE-2008-5314).

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted VBA or JPEG file to the clamd daemon, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service.

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-0.94.2"


References

CVE-2008-5050
CVE-2008-5314
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