USN-4370-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

21 May 2020

clamav vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 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 parsing ARJ archives. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-3327)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing PDF files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-3341)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
clamav - 0.102.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
Ubuntu 19.10
clamav - 0.102.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.19.10.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
clamav - 0.102.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
clamav - 0.102.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

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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