USN-770-1: ClamAV vulnerability
4 May 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 9.04
A flaw was discovered in the clamav-milter initscript which caused the ownership of the current working directory to be changed to the ‘clamav’ user. This update attempts to repair the incorrect ownership for standard system directories, but it is recommended that the following command be performed to report any other directories that may be affected:
$ sudo find -H / -type d -user clamav ! -group clamav 2>/dev/null
Systems configured to run clamav as a user other than the default ‘clamav’ user will need to adjust the above command accordingly.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.