Amazon Linux AMI : clamav (ALAS-2018-976)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 108601


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


Heap-based buffer overflow in mspack/lzxd.c

mspack/lzxd.c in libmspack 0.5alpha, as used in ClamAV 0.99.2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted CHM file. (CVE-2017-6419)

Out-of-bounds access in the PDF parser (CVE-2018-0202)

A VMSF_DELTA memory corruption was discovered in unrar before 5.5.5, as used in Sophos Anti-Virus Threat Detection Engine before 3.37.2 and other products, that can lead to arbitrary code execution. An integer overflow can be caused in DataSize+CurChannel. The result is a negative value of the 'DestPos' variable, which allows the attacker to write out of bounds when setting Mem[DestPos]. (CVE-2012-6706)

ClamAV version version 0.99.3 contains a Out of bounds heap memory read vulnerability in XAR parser, function xar_hash_check() that can result in Leaking of memory, may help in developing exploit chains..
This attack appear to be exploitable via The victim must scan a crafted XAR file. (CVE-2018-1000085)

Stack-based buffer over-read in cabd_read_string function

The cabd_read_string function in mspack/cabd.c in libmspack 0.5alpha, as used in ClamAV 0.99.2 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted CAB file. (CVE-2017-11423)


Run 'yum update clamav' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 108601

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-976.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/27/2018

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-data, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-data-empty, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-db, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-lib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-milter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-milter-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-scanner, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-scanner-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-server-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamav-update, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:clamd, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6706, CVE-2017-11423, CVE-2017-6419, CVE-2018-0202, CVE-2018-1000085

ALAS: 2018-976