Clam AntiVirus: Denial of service

2014-12-09T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201412-05
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2014-12-09T00:00:00

Description

Background

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

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow exists in the cli_scanpe function in libclamav/pe.c in ClamAV.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition via a specially crafted file.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.98.5"