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USN-3814-2: ClamAV vulnerabilities

13 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.



  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix


Updated: 2018-11-21: The embedded version of libmspack in ClamAV was
found to not be affected by the listed vulnerabilities, therefore the
following is not applicable.

USN-3814-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in libmspack. In Ubuntu 14.04
libmspack is included into ClamAV. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered libmspack incorrectly handled certain malformed CAB files.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libmspack to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18584, CVE-2018-18585)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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