GLSA-200612-12 : F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-12
(F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities)

F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an
infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact :

Among other weaker impacts, a remote attacker could send an e-mail
containing a malicious file that would trigger the buffer overflow
vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running F-Prot, which may be the root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All F-Prot users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/f-prot-4.6.7'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23864 (gentoo_GLSA-200612-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6293