USN-754-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-754-1

7th April, 2009

clamav vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software description

  • clamav

Details

It was discovered that ClamAV did not properly verify its input when
processing TAR archives. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted
TAR file and cause a denial of service via infinite loop. (CVE-2009-1270)

It was discovered that ClamAV did not properly validate Portable Executable
(PE) files. A remote attacker could send a crafted PE file and cause a
denial of service (divide by zero). (CVE-2008-6680)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10:
libclamav5 0.94.dfsg.2-1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References

CVE-2008-6680, CVE-2009-1270