USN-3940-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

8 April 2019

clamav vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.

Software Description

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled scanning certain PDF documents. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-1787)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled scanning certain OLE2 files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-1788)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled scanning certain PE files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-1789)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10
clamav - 0.100.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
clamav - 0.100.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
clamav - 0.100.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
clamav - 0.100.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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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