GLSA 200605-03 ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam
Posted on: 05/02/2006 10:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200605-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam
Date: May 02, 2006
Bugs: #131791
ID: 200605-03

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Synopsis
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Freshclam is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner. Freshclam is a utility to download virus
signature updates.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-antivirus/clamav lt; 0.88.2 gt;= 0.88.2

Description
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Ulf Harnhammar and an anonymous German researcher discovered that
Freshclam fails to check the size of the header data returned by a
webserver.

Impact
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By enticing a user to connect to a malicious webserver an attacker
could cause the execution of arbitrary code.

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-0.88.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1989
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1989

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-200605-03.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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