[USN-2488-1] ClamAV vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Feb 2 18:57:18 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2488-1
February 02, 2015

clamav vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

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


Sebastian Andrzej Siewior discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled
certain upack packer files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  clamav                          0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.98.6+dfsg-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


Package Information:

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