USN-5233-2: ClamAV vulnerability
19 January 2022
ClamAV could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
- clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix
USN-5233-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled memory when the
CL_SCAN_GENERAL_COLLECT_METADATA scan option was enabled. A remote attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a
denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
- USN-5233-1: clamav-daemon, clamav-base, clamdscan, libclamav-dev, clamav-milter, clamav-freshclam, clamav-testfiles, clamav-docs, libclamav9, clamav