USN-2488-2: ClamAV vulnerability

12 February 2015

clamav vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 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

USN-2488-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Original advisory 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 10.04 LTS
clamav - 0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

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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