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Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201110-20 / Clam AntiVirus
Release Date October 24, 2011
Latest Revision October 24, 2011: 2
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-antivirus/clamav < 0.97.3 >= 0.97.3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #338226, #347627, #354019, #378815, #387521


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Clam AntiVirus, the most severe of which may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Clam AntiVirus (short: ClamAV) is an anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Clam AntiVirus. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


An unauthenticated remote attacker may execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Clam AntiVirus process or cause a Denial of Service by causing an affected user or system to scan a crafted file.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.97.3"

4.  References


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