GLSA-200506-23 : Clam AntiVirus: Denial of Service vulnerability

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18564


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-23 (Clam AntiVirus: Denial of Service vulnerability)

Andrew Toller and Stefan Kanthak discovered that a flaw in libmspack's Quantum archive decompressor renders Clam AntiVirus vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service by sending a specially crafted Quantum archive to the server.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.86.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18564

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200506-23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/27

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:clamav, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2056

OSVDB: 17544

GLSA: 200506-23