GLSA 200604-06 ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/07/2006 11:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 07, 2006
Bugs: #128963
ID: 200604-06

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Synopsis
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ClamAV contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to remote
execution of arbitrary code or cause an application crash.

Background
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ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-antivirus/clamav lt; 0.88.1 gt;= 0.88.1

Description
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ClamAV contains format string vulnerabilities in the logging code
(CVE-2006-1615). Furthermore Damian Put discovered an integer overflow
in ClamAV's PE header parser (CVE-2006-1614) and David Luyer discovered
that ClamAV can be tricked into performing an invalid memory access
(CVE-2006-1630).

Impact
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By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server running ClamAV, a
remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or the execution of
arbitrary code. Note that the overflow in the PE header parser is only
exploitable when the ArchiveMaxFileSize option is disabled.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1614
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1614
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-1615
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1615
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-1630
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1630

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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