USN-684-1: ClamAV vulnerability

2 December 2008

clamav vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software Description

  • clamav


Ilja van Sprundel discovered that ClamAV did not handle recursive JPEG information. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted JPEG 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.2-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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