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USN-2423-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

26 November 2014

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

Releases

Packages

  • 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
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

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