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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200509-13] Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-13
(Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Clam AntiVirus is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in
"libclamav/upx.c" when processing malformed UPX-packed executables. It
can also be sent into an infinite loop in "libclamav/fsg.c" when
processing specially-crafted FSG-packed executables.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2919
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2920
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=356974


Solution:
All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.87"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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