GLSA 200704-21 ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/24/2007 04:55 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200704-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 24, 2007
Bugs: #174375
ID: 200704-21

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ClamAV allowing for
the remote execution of arbitrary code.

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; 0.90.2 gt;= 0.90.2

Description
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iDefense Labs have reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the
cab_unstore() function when processing negative values in .cab files.
Multiple file descriptor leaks have also been reported in chmunpack.c,
pdf.c and dblock.c when processing .chm files.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted CHM file to the
scanner, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running ClamAV.

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-0.90.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1745
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1745
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-1997
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1997

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-200704-21.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 2007 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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