USN-672-1: ClamAV vulnerability

17 November 2008

clamav vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software Description

  • clamav


Moritz Jodeit discovered that ClamAV did not correctly handle certain strings when examining a VBA project. If a remote attacker tricked ClamAV into processing a malicious VBA file, ClamAV would crash, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
libclamav5 - 0.94.dfsg.1-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.