USN-4230-2: ClamAV vulnerability

23 January 2020

clamav vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


ClamAV could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix


USN-4230-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain MIME messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
clamav - 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1+esm1
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
clamav - 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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