GLSA-200904-14 : F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple Denial of Service 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-200904-14
(F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

The following vulnerabilities were found:
Multiple errors when processing UPX, ASPack or Microsoft Office
files (CVE-2008-3243).
Infinite Sergio Alvarez of n.runs AG reported an invalid memory
access when processing a CHM file with a large nb_dir value
Jonathan Brossard from iViZ Techno Solutions reported that F-PROT
Antivirus does not correctly process ELF binaries with corrupted
headers (CVE-2008-5747).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a
specially crafted file, leading to a crash or infinite loop.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All F-PROT Antivirus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/f-prot-6.0.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36158 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3243