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USN-3814-3: 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-3814-2 fixed several vulnerabilities in clamav. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered ClamAV incorrectly handled certain malformed CAB files.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV 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 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3814-2: clamav-milter, clamav-base, libclamav-dev, clamav, libclamav7, clamav-docs, clamav-testfiles, clamav-daemon, clamav-freshclam
  • USN-3814-1: libmspack0, libmspack-doc, libmspack, libmspack-dev