[USN-4230-2] ClamAV vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Jan 23 19:04:07 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-2
January 23, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
ClamAV could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
- clamav: Anti-virus utility for Unix
USN-4230-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain MIME messages. 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
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
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