GLSA-200612-18 : ClamAV: Denial of Service

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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-200612-18
(ClamAV: Denial of Service)

Hendrik Weimer discovered that ClamAV fails to properly handle deeply
nested MIME multipart/mixed content.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted email with deeply nested MIME
multipart/mixed content an attacker could cause ClamAV to crash.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200612-18.xml

Solution :

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.7'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23955 (gentoo_GLSA-200612-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6481