GLSA-200404-07 : ClamAV RAR Archive Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-07
(ClamAV RAR Archive Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability)

Certain types of RAR archives, including those created by variants of
the W32.Beagle.A@mm worm, may cause clamav to crash when it attempts to
process them.

Impact :

This vulnerability causes a Denial of Service in the clamav process.
Depending on configuration, this may cause dependent services such as
mail to fail as well.

Workaround :

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

See also :

http://www.clamav.net/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200404-07.xml

Solution :

ClamAV users should upgrade to version 0.68.1 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.68.1'
# emerge '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.68.1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14472 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1909