USN-4918-3: ClamAV regression

03 May 2021

USN-4918-1 introduced a regression in ClamAV that could cause it to fail to scan.

Releases

Packages

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details

USN-4918-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ClamAV. The updated package could
fail to properly scan in some situations. This update fixes
the problem.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing Excel documents.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-1252)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing PDF documents. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-1404)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing email. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-1405)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
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.