[ GLSA 200610-10 ] ClamAV: Multiple Vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200610-10
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Severity: High
Title: ClamAV: Multiple Vulnerabilities
Date: October 24, 2006
Bugs: #151561
ID: 200610-10

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Synopsis
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ClamAV is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow potentially
allowing remote execution of arbitrary code and 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 < 0.88.5 >= 0.88.5

Description
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Damian Put and an anonymous researcher reported a potential heap-based
buffer overflow vulnerability in rebuildpe.c responsible for the
rebuilding of an unpacked PE file, and a possible crash in chmunpack.c
in the CHM unpacker.

Impact
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By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server running ClamAV, or
providing a malicious file to ClamAV through any other method, a remote
attacker could cause a Denial of Service and potentially the execution
of arbitrary code with the permissions 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 ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.5"

References
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[ 1 ] Original commit log
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=455799
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-4182
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4182

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-200610-10.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@xxxxxxxxxx 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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