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USN-3940-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

8 April 2019

Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.

Releases

Packages

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled scanning certain PDF
documents. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-1787)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled scanning certain OLE2
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-2019-1788)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled scanning certain PE
files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-1789)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
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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