GLSA-200605-03 : ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam

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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-200605-03
(ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam)

Ulf Harnhammar and an anonymous German researcher discovered that
Freshclam fails to check the size of the header data returned by a
webserver.

Impact :

By enticing a user to connect to a malicious webserver an attacker
could cause the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200605-03.xml

Solution :

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21318 (gentoo_GLSA-200605-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1989