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F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200612-12 / f-prot
Release Date December 12, 2006
Latest Revision December 12, 2006: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-antivirus/f-prot < 4.6.7 >= 4.6.7 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #157612


F-Prot Antivirus contains a buffer overflow and other unspecified vulnerabilities, possibly allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


F-Prot Antivirus is a FRISK Software antivirus program that can used with procmail.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


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"

4.  References


Page updated December 12, 2006

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