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[GLSA-200608-13] ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-13
(ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow)


Damian Put has discovered a boundary error in the pefromupx() function
used by the UPX extraction module, which unpacks PE Windows executable
files. Both the "clamscan" command-line utility and the "clamd" daemon
are affected.

Impact

By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server running ClamAV, a
remote attacker can cause a Denial of Service and potentially the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
ClamAV.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.clamav.net/security/0.88.4.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4018


Solution:
All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.4"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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