GLSA-200604-06 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 21199


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-06 (ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

ClamAV contains format string vulnerabilities in the logging code (CVE-2006-1615). Furthermore Damian Put discovered an integer overflow in ClamAV's PE header parser (CVE-2006-1614) and David Luyer discovered that ClamAV can be tricked into performing an invalid memory access (CVE-2006-1630).
Impact :

By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server running ClamAV, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or the execution of arbitrary code. Note that the overflow in the PE header parser is only exploitable when the ArchiveMaxFileSize option is disabled.
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-0.88.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 21199

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200604-06.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 4/8/2006

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: 4/7/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1614, CVE-2006-1615, CVE-2006-1630

GLSA: 200604-06