Debian DLA-1553-1 : clamav security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118364


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


ClamAV is an anti-virus utility for Unix, whose upstream developers have released the version 0.100.2. Installing this new version is required to make use of all current virus signatures and to avoid warnings.

This version also fixes a security issue discovered after version 0.100.1 :

CVE-2018-15378 :

A vulnerability in ClamAV's MEW unpacker may allow unauthenticated remote offenders to cause a denial of service (DoS) via a specially crafted EXE file.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 0.100.2+dfsg-0+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your clamav packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118364

File Name: debian_DLA-1553.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/25/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav-base, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav-daemon, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav-docs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav-freshclam, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav-milter, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav-testfiles, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamdscan, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libclamav-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libclamav7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/24/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15378