USN-3093-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3093-1
28th September, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
ClamAV could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.
- clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix
It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain malformed files.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the ClamAV
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- clamav 0.99.2+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- clamav 0.99.2+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- clamav 0.99.2+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
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