Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200605-03] ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

DELL PRECISION 15 M7510 Xeon E3-1545m 32GB 2667MHz 1TB PCIe SSD UHD 4K M2000m
$2119.0
DELL PRECISION 15 M7510 Xeon E3-1545m 32GB 2667MHz 1TB PCIe SSD UHD 4K M2000m pictureHP Elite 8300 PC Desktop Computer Intel Core i5-3570@3.4GHz Win 7 Pro Ready
$155.0
HP Elite 8300 PC Desktop Computer Intel Core i5-3570@3.4GHz Win 7 Pro Ready pictureHP Z600 Intel Xeon E5520@2.27GHz | 24GB RAM | 1TB HDD | No OS/Boot to Bios
$250.0
HP Z600 Intel Xeon E5520@2.27GHz | 24GB RAM | 1TB HDD | No OS/Boot to Bios pictureDell Precision T1650 Intel Xeon E3-1240 3.4GHz 1TB 16GB DVDRW VGA DP W10 PRO
$295.0
Dell Precision T1650 Intel Xeon E3-1240 3.4GHz 1TB 16GB DVDRW VGA DP W10 PRO picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.