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[ GLSA 200511-04 ] ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 17:08:48 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200511-04
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  Severity: High
     Title: ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: November 06, 2005
      Bugs: #109213
        ID: 200511-04

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Synopsis
========

ClamAV has many security flaws which make it vulnerable to remote
execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.

Background
==========

ClamAV is a GPL anti-virus toolkit, designed for integration with mail
servers to perform attachment scanning. ClamAV also provides a command
line scanner and a tool for fetching updates of the virus database.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-antivirus/clamav      < 0.87.1                      >= 0.87.1

Description
===========

ClamAV has multiple security flaws: a boundary check was performed
incorrectly in petite.c, a buffer size calculation in unfsg_133 was
incorrect in fsg.c, a possible infinite loop was fixed in tnef.c and a
possible infinite loop in cabd_find was fixed in cabd.c . In addition
to this, Marcin Owsiany reported that a corrupted DOC file causes a
segmentation fault in ClamAV.

Impact
======

By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server that is hooked with
ClamAV, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or the
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.87.1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-3239
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3239
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-3303
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3303
  [ 3 ] ClamAV release notes
        http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=368319
  [ 4 ] Zero Day Initiative advisory
        http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-05-002.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200511-04.xml

Concerns?
=========

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 2005 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/2.0

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