[USN-3093-1] ClamAV vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 28 18:15:59 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3093-1
September 28, 2016

clamav vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- 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


It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain malformed files.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the ClamAV
AppArmor profile.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.99.2+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.99.2+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.99.2+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

  CVE-2016-1371, CVE-2016-1372, CVE-2016-1405

Package Information:

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