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


Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.

Software description

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix


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:

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


LP: 1157385