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[GLSA-200605-03] ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-03
(ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam)


Ulf Harnhammar and an anonymous German researcher discovered that
Freshclam fails to check the size of the header data returned by a
webserver.

Impact

By enticing a user to connect to a malicious webserver a possible hacker
could cause the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1989


Solution:
All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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