[ GLSA 200809-18 ] ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service

From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py@gentoo.org>
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Cc: full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk,bugtraq@securityfocus.com,security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com
Subject: [ GLSA 200809-18 ] ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service
Date:


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-18
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                              http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Severity: Normal
       Title: ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service
        Date: September 25, 2008
        Bugs: #236665
          ID: 200809-18

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV may result in a Denial of Service.

Background
==========

Clam AntiVirus is a free anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed
especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Affected packages
=================

      -------------------------------------------------------------------
       Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
    1  app-antivirus/clamav       < 0.94                         >= 0.94

Description
===========

Hanno boeck reported an error in libclamav/chmunpack.c when processing
CHM files (CVE-2008-1389). Other unspecified vulnerabilites were also
reported, including a NULL pointer dereference in libclamav
(CVE-2008-3912), memory leaks in freshclam/manager.c (CVE-2008-3913),
and file descriptor leaks in libclamav/others.c and libclamav/sis.c
(CVE-2008-3914).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a
specially crafted CHM, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service
(daemon crash). The other attack vectors mentioned above could also
result in a Denial of Service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.94"

References
==========

    [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1389
          http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1389
    [ 2 ] CVE-2008-3912
          http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3912
    [ 3 ] CVE-2008-3913
          http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3913
    [ 4 ] CVE-2008-3914
          http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3914

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-18.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
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5







Copyright © 1995-2018 LinuxRocket.net. All rights reserved.