F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200612-12 / f-prot
||December 12, 2006
||December 12, 2006: 01
All supported architectures
F-Prot Antivirus contains a buffer overflow and other unspecified
vulnerabilities, possibly allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code.
F-Prot Antivirus is a FRISK Software antivirus program that can used
F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an
infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.
Among other weaker impacts, a remote attacker could send an e-mail
containing a malicious file that would trigger the buffer overflow
vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running F-Prot, which may be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All F-Prot users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/f-prot-4.6.7"