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-200612-18] ClamAV: Denial of Service


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200612-18] ClamAV: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ClamAV: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-18
(ClamAV: Denial of Service)


Hendrik Weimer discovered that ClamAV fails to properly handle deeply
nested MIME multipart/mixed content.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted email with deeply nested MIME
multipart/mixed content a possible hacker could cause ClamAV to crash.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6481


Solution:
All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.7"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

MACINTOSH NUMERIC KEY PAD/NUMBER PAD, 1984 - USE WITH MAC 128k & 512k COMPUTERS
$99.95
MACINTOSH NUMERIC KEY PAD/NUMBER PAD, 1984 - USE WITH MAC 128k & 512k COMPUTERS pictureApple Macintosh Mac 128k Publications and Paint Effects software & brochures
$31.0
Apple Macintosh Mac 128k Publications and Paint Effects software & brochures pictureApple Macintosh Mac 128k Software Card Shoppe greeting cards and templates
$25.0
Apple Macintosh Mac 128k Software Card Shoppe greeting cards and templates picture1984 Apple Macintosh Care Repair Manual for 128K Mac + Kaypro Atari 520ST IBM PC
$29.99
1984 Apple Macintosh Care Repair Manual for 128K Mac + Kaypro Atari 520ST IBM PC picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.