F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities

2006-12-12T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200612-12
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2006-12-12T00:00:00

Description

Background

F-Prot Antivirus is a FRISK Software antivirus program that can used with procmail.

Description

F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact

Among other weaker impacts, a remote attacker could send an e-mail containing a malicious file that would trigger the buffer overflow vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running F-Prot, which may be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All F-Prot users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/f-prot-4.6.7"