USN-2488-1: ClamAV vulnerability

2 February 2015

clamav vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

ClamAV could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain upack packer files. An attacker could possibly use this issue 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 14.10
clamav - 0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
clamav - 0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
clamav - 0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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