GLSA-200511-04 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 20154


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-04 (ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

ClamAV has multiple security flaws: a boundary check was performed incorrectly in petite.c, a buffer size calculation in unfsg_133 was incorrect in fsg.c, a possible infinite loop was fixed in tnef.c and a possible infinite loop in cabd_find was fixed in cabd.c . In addition to this, Marcin Owsiany reported that a corrupted DOC file causes a segmentation fault in ClamAV.
Impact :

By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server that is hooked with ClamAV, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.87.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20154

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200511-04.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 11/7/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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: 11/6/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3239, CVE-2005-3303, CVE-2005-3500, CVE-2005-3501, CVE-2005-3587

GLSA: 200511-04

CWE: 399