Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : clamav vulnerabilities (USN-3550-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 106533

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain mail messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12374, CVE-2017-12375, CVE-2017-12379, CVE-2017-12380)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain PDF files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12376)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain mew packet files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12377)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain TAR files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-12378)

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the ClamAV AppArmor profile.

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 clamav package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106533

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3550-1.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/31

Modified: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12374, CVE-2017-12375, CVE-2017-12376, CVE-2017-12377, CVE-2017-12378, CVE-2017-12379, CVE-2017-12380

USN: 3550-1