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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200506-23] Clam AntiVirus: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Clam AntiVirus: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-23
(Clam AntiVirus: Denial of Service vulnerability)


Andrew Toller and Stefan Kanthak discovered that a flaw in
libmspack's Quantum archive decompressor renders Clam AntiVirus
vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a
Denial of Service by sending a specially crafted Quantum archive to the
server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=337279


Solution:
All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.86.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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