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ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200802-09 / clamav
Release Date February 21, 2008
Latest Revision February 21, 2008: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-antivirus/clamav < 0.92.1 >= 0.92.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #209915


Multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV may result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


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


An integer overflow has been reported in the "cli_scanpe()" function in file libclamav/pe.c (CVE-2008-0318). Another unspecified vulnerability has been reported in file libclamav/mew.c (CVE-2008-0728).


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


There is no known workaround at this time.


All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.92.1"

4.  References


Page updated February 21, 2008

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