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ClamAV: Denial of Service



ClamAV: Denial of Service
ClamAV: Denial of Service



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200612-18
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: ClamAV: Denial of Service
      Date: December 18, 2006
      Bugs: #157698
        ID: 200612-18

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Synopsis
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ClamAV is vulnerable to Denial of Service.

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

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-antivirus/clamav      < 0.88.7                      >= 0.88.7

Description
==========
Hendrik Weimer discovered that ClamAV fails to properly handle deeply
nested MIME multipart/mixed content.

Impact
=====
By sending a specially crafted email with deeply nested MIME
multipart/mixed content an attacker could cause ClamAV to crash.

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-0.88.7"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-6481
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6481 

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-200612-18.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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