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USN-986-2: ClamAV vulnerability

20 September 2010

ClamAV could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • clamav - anti-virus utility for Unix


USN-986-1 fixed a vulnerability in bzip2. This update provides the
corresponding update for ClamAV.

Original advisory details:

An integer overflow was discovered in bzip2. If a user or automated system
were tricked into decompressing a crafted bz2 file, an attacker could cause
bzip2 or any application linked against libbz2 to crash or possibly execute
code as the user running the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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