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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200507-25] Clam AntiVirus: Integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Clam AntiVirus: Integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-25
(Clam AntiVirus: Integer overflows)


Neel Mehta and Alex Wheeler discovered that Clam AntiVirus is
vulnerable to integer overflows when handling the TNEF, CHM and FSG
file formats.

Impact

By sending a specially-crafted file a possible hacker could execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Clam AntiVirus.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/406377/30/
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=344514


Solution:
All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.86.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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