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USN-2594-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

5 May 2015

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



  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix


It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain malformed files.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the ClamAV
AppArmor profile.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
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

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