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USN-2488-1: ClamAV vulnerability

2 February 2015

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

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled
certain upack packer files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

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.

References

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