[USN-2423-1] ClamAV vulnerabilities

2014-11-30T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:31405
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-11-30T00:00:00

Description

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2423-1 November 26, 2014

clamav vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

ClamAV could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.

Software Description: - clamav: Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details:

Kurt Seifried discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain JavaScript files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-6497)

Damien Millescamp discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain PE files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9050)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10: clamav 0.98.5+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: clamav 0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: clamav 0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2423-1 CVE-2013-6497, CVE-2014-9050

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.5+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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