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ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow



ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow
ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200608-13
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  Severity: High
     Title: ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow
      Date: August 08, 2006
      Bugs: #143093
        ID: 200608-13

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Synopsis
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ClamAV is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow resulting in a
Denial of Service and potentially remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
=========
ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner.

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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  1  app-antivirus/clamav      < 0.88.4                      >= 0.88.4

Description
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Damian Put has discovered a boundary error in the pefromupx() function
used by the UPX extraction module, which unpacks PE Windows executable
files. Both the "clamscan" command-line utility and the "clamd" daemon
are affected.

Impact
=====
By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server running ClamAV, a
remote attacker can 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
=========
All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.4"

References
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  [ 1 ] ClamAV security advisory
http://www.clamav.net/security/0.88.4.html 

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-200608-13.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 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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