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USN-2488-2: ClamAV vulnerability

12 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

USN-2488-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu
14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding
update for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Original advisory 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 10.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-2423-1: clamav-freshclam, clamav-milter, libclamav-dev, clamav-daemon, clamav-testfiles, libclamav6, clamav-base, clamav-docs, clamav
  • USN-2488-1: clamav-freshclam, clamav-milter, libclamav-dev, clamav-daemon, clamav-testfiles, libclamav6, clamav-base, clamav-docs, clamav