CVE-2019-15961

Published: 25 November 2019

A vulnerability in the email parsing module Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) Software versions 0.102.0, 0.101.4 and prior could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to inefficient MIME parsing routines that result in extremely long scan times of specially formatted email files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted email file to an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the ClamAV scanning process to scan the crafted email file indefinitely, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 6.5

Status

Package Release Status
clamav
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (0.102.1+dfsg-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.04.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.2)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1+esm1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin)
Released (0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)