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ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200712-20 / clamav
Release Date December 29, 2007
Latest Revision December 29, 2007: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-antivirus/clamav < 0.91.2-r1 >= 0.91.2-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #202762

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ClamAV allowing remote execution of arbitrary code and Denial of Service attacks.

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

iDefense reported an integer overflow vulnerability in the cli_scanpe() function when parsing Portable Executable (PE) files packed in the MEW format, that could be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6335). Toeroek Edwin reported an off-by-one error when decompressing MS-ZIP compressed CAB files (CVE-2007-6336). An unspecified vulnerability related to the bzip2 decompression algorithm has also been discovered (CVE-2007-6337).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a specially crafted file, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running ClamAV (either a system user or the "clamav" user if clamd is compromised).

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.91.2-r1"

4.  References



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