USN-3592-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

08 March 2018

Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.

Releases

Packages

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain PDF
files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-0202)

Hanno Böck discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain XAR
files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-1000085)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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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