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[ GLSA 200904-14 ] F-PROT Antivirus: Denial of Service
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:47:07 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                        GLSA 200904-14:02
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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
========

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

Background
==========

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

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-antivirus/f-prot       < 6.0.2                       >= 6.0.2

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

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

Impact
======

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

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=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
============

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?
=========

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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