USN-1773-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

21 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 versions:

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