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USN-4230-2: ClamAV vulnerability

23 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

USN-4230-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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-4230-1: clamav, clamav-freshclam, clamav-daemon, clamdscan, libclamav9, clamav-testfiles, clamav-base, clamav-docs, clamav-milter, libclamav-dev