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USN-4280-2: ClamAV vulnerability

18 February 2020

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



  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix


USN-4280-1 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 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 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


Related notices

  • USN-4280-1: clamdscan, clamav-base, clamav-daemon, clamav-freshclam, clamav-testfiles, clamav, libclamav-dev, clamav-docs, clamav-milter, libclamav9