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USN-4230-1: ClamAV vulnerability

8 January 2020

ClamAV could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain MIME messages. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-4230-2: clamav-daemon, clamav-base, clamav-testfiles, libclamav-dev, libclamav9, clamav-milter, clamav-docs, clamav, clamav-freshclam