Ubuntu 8.10 : clamav vulnerabilities (USN-754-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that ClamAV did not properly verify its input when
processing TAR archives. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted TAR file and cause a denial of service via infinite loop.
(CVE-2009-1270)

It was discovered that ClamAV did not properly validate Portable
Executable (PE) files. A remote attacker could send a crafted PE file
and cause a denial of service (divide by zero). (CVE-2008-6680).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37498 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-6680
CVE-2009-1270