GLSA-200509-13 : Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 19812


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-13 (Clam AntiVirus: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Clam AntiVirus is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in 'libclamav/upx.c' when processing malformed UPX-packed executables. It can also be sent into an infinite loop in 'libclamav/fsg.c' when processing specially crafted FSG-packed executables.
Impact :

By sending a specially crafted file an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Clam AntiVirus, or cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.87'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19812

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200509-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2005/09/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2919, CVE-2005-2920

OSVDB: 19506, 19507

GLSA: 200509-13