GLSA 200612-12 F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/12/2006 11:20 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200612-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 12, 2006
Bugs: #157612
ID: 200612-12

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Synopsis
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F-Prot Antivirus contains a buffer overflow and other unspecified
vulnerabilities, possibly allowing the remote execution of arbitrary
code.

Background
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F-Prot Antivirus is a FRISK Software antivirus program that can used
with procmail.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-antivirus/f-prot lt; 4.6.7 gt;= 4.6.7

Description
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F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an
infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact
======

Among other weaker impacts, a remote attacker could send an e-mail
containing a malicious file that would trigger the buffer overflow
vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running F-Prot, which may be the root user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All F-Prot users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-antivirus/f-prot-4.6.7"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-6293
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6293
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-6294
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6294
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-6352
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6352

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-200612-12.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/2.5



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