[USN-2423-1] ClamAV vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Nov 26 19:59:28 UTC 2014


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2423-1
November 26, 2014

clamav vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

ClamAV could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- clamav: Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details:

Kurt Seifried discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain JavaScript
files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2013-6497)

Damien Millescamp discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain PE
files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-9050)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  clamav                          0.98.5+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2423-1
  CVE-2013-6497, CVE-2014-9050

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.5+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.5+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.12.04.1


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