Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : clamav (MDKSA-2006:080)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21320


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


Ulf Harnhammar discovered that the freshclam tool does not do a proper check for the size of header data received from a web server. This could potentially allow a specially prepared HTTP server to exploit freshclam clients connecting to a database mirror and causing a DoS.

The updated packages have been updated to Clamav 0.88.2 which corrects this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21320

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-080.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/03

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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:mandriva:linux:2006, 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: 2006/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1989

MDKSA: 2006:080