GLSA 200802-09 ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/22/2008 01:05 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200802-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: February 21, 2008
Bugs: #209915
ID: 200802-09

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV may result in the remote execution
of arbitrary code.

Background
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Clam AntiVirus is a free anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed
especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-antivirus/clamav lt; 0.92.1 gt;= 0.92.1

Description
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An integer overflow has been reported in the "cli_scanpe()" function in
file libclamav/pe.c (CVE-2008-0318). Another unspecified vulnerability
has been reported in file libclamav/mew.c (CVE-2008-0728).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a
specially crafted file, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running ClamAV (either a system
user or the "clamav" user if clamd is compromised).

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-0.92.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0318
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0318
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-0728
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0728

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-200802-09.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 2008 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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