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[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

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