GLSA 200904-14 F-PROT Antivirus: Denial of Service
Posted on: 04/14/2009 11:55 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200904-14:02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: F-PROT Antivirus: Denial of Service
Date: April 14, 2009
Updated: April 14, 2009
Bugs: #253497
ID: 200904-14:02

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Synopsis
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An error in F-PROT Antivirus may lead to a Denial of Service.

Background
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F-PROT Antivirus is a multi-platform virus scanner for workstations and
mail servers.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-antivirus/f-prot lt; 6.0.2 gt;= 6.0.2

Description
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Jonathan Brossard from iViZ Techno Solutions reported that F-PROT
Antivirus does not correctly process ELF binaries with corrupted
headers.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a
specially crafted ELF binary, leading to a crash.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-antivirus/f-prot-6.0.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5747
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5747

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-200904-14.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 2009 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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