Gentoo: GLSA-201412-05: Clam AntiVirus: Denial of service

    Date10 Dec 2014
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A vulnerability in Clam AntiVirus can lead to a Denial of Service condition.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201412-05
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                                                http://security.gentoo.org/
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: Clam AntiVirus: Denial of service
         Date: December 09, 2014
         Bugs: #529728
           ID: 201412-05
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A vulnerability in Clam AntiVirus can lead to a Denial of Service
    condition.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX,
    designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
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         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  app-antivirus/clamav         < 0.98.5                  >= 0.98.5
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A heap-based buffer overflow exists in the cli_scanpe function in
    libclamav/pe.c in ClamAV.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition
    via a specially crafted file.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.98.5"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2014-9050
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-9050
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-05.xml
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
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