Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : clamav vulnerability (USN-3789-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118082

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled unpacking MEW executables. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected clamav package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118082

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3789-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/12

Modified: 2018/10/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15378

USN: 3789-1