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USN-4280-1: ClamAV vulnerability

18 February 2020

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



  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix


It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled memory when the
Data-Loss-Prevention (DLP) feature was enabled. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
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


Related notices

  • USN-4280-2: clamav-freshclam, clamav, clamav-daemon, clamav-milter, libclamav-dev, libclamav9, clamav-testfiles, clamav-base, clamav-docs