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ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200808-07 / clamav
Release Date August 08, 2008
Latest Revision August 08, 2008: 01
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-antivirus/clamav < 0.93.3 >= 0.93.3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #204340, #227351


Multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV may result in a Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


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


Damian Put has discovered an out-of-bounds memory access while processing Petite files (CVE-2008-2713, CVE-2008-3215). Also, please note that the 0.93 ClamAV branch fixes the first of the two attack vectors of CVE-2007-6595 concerning an insecure creation of temporary files vulnerability. The sigtool attack vector seems still unfixed.


A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a specially crafted Petite file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service (daemon crash). Also, the insecure creation of temporary files vulnerability can be triggered by a local user to perform a symlink attack.

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-0.93.3"

4.  References


Page updated August 08, 2008

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