Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : clamav (MDKSA-2005:125)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19886


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Neel Mehta and Alex Wheeler discovered integer overflow vulnerabilities in Clam AntiVirus when handling the TNEF, CHM, and FSG file formats. By sending a specially crafted file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Clam AV.

This update provides clamav 0.86.2 which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19886

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-125.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2014/08/16

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:mandriva:linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-db, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-milter, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav1-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2450

MDKSA: 2005:125