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

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 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: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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