GLSA-200601-07 : ClamAV: Remote execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 20417


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-07 (ClamAV: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) reported a heap buffer overflow vulnerability. The vulnerability is due to an incorrect boundary check of the user-supplied data prior to copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer. The flaw occurs when the application attempts to handle compressed UPX files.
Impact :

For example by sending a maliciously crafted UPX file into a mail server that is integrated with ClamAV, a remote attacker's supplied code could be executed with escalated privileges.
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-0.88'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20417

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200601-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

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: 2006/01/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0162

OSVDB: 22318

GLSA: 200601-07