Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : clamav regression (USN-3722-3)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111374
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-3722-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ClamAV. The updated ClamAV version removed some configuration options which caused the daemon to fail to start in environments where the ClamAV configuration file was manually edited. This update fixes the problem.
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Original advisory details :
It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain HWP files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to hang, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-0360) It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain PDF files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to hang, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-0361).
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SolutionUpdate the affected clamav package.