GLSA 200708-04 ClamAV: Denial of Service
Posted on: 08/09/2007 11:30 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - ClamAV: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200708-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: ClamAV: Denial of Service
Date: August 09, 2007
Bugs: #185013
ID: 200708-04

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in ClamAV, allowing for a Denial of
Service.

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; 0.91 gt;= 0.91

Description
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Metaeye Security Group reported a NULL pointer dereference in ClamAV
when processing RAR archives.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RAR archive to the
clamd daemon, resulting in a crash and a Denial of Service.

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-0.91"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3725
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3725

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-200708-04.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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