USN-1773-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1773-1

21st March, 2013

clamav vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.

Software description

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details

Felix Groebert, Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered multiple
security issues with ClamAV. An attacker could use these issues 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 version:

Ubuntu 12.10:
libclamav6 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
clamav-daemon 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libclamav6 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
clamav-daemon 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
Ubuntu 11.10:
libclamav6 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
clamav-daemon 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libclamav6 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
clamav 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
clamav-daemon 0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1

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

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

LP: 1157385