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ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities



ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200709-14
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  Severity: High
     Title: ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: September 20, 2007
      Bugs: #189912
        ID: 200709-14

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Synopsis
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Vulnerabilities have been discovered in ClamAV allowing remote
execution of arbitrary code and Denial of Service attacks.

Background
=========
Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX,
designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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  1  app-antivirus/clamav      < 0.91.2                      >= 0.91.2

Description
==========
Nikolaos Rangos discovered a vulnerability in ClamAV which exists
because the recipient address extracted from email messages is not
properly sanitized before being used in a call to "popen()" when
executing sendmail (CVE-2007-4560). Also, NULL-pointer dereference
errors exist within the "cli_scanrtf()" function in libclamav/rtf.c and
Stefanos Stamatis discovered a NULL-pointer dereference vulnerability
within the "cli_html_normalise()" function in libclamav/htmlnorm.c
(CVE-2007-4510).

Impact
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The unsanitized recipient address can be exploited to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the clamav-milter process by sending an
email with a specially crafted recipient address to the affected
system. Also, the NULL-pointer dereference errors can be exploited to
crash ClamAV. Successful exploitation of the latter vulnerability
requires that clamav-milter is started with the "black hole" mode
activated, which is not enabled by default.

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-0.91.2"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4510
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4510 
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-4560
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4560 

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-200709-14.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 2007 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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