FreeBSD : clamav -- arbitrary code execution and DoS vulnerabilities (271498a9-2cd4-11da-a263-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21403


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports :

Clam AntiVirus is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in 'libclamav/upx.c' when processing malformed UPX-packed executables. It can also be sent into an infinite loop in 'libclamav/fsg.c' when processing specially crafted FSG-packed executables.

By sending a specially crafted file an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Clam AntiVirus, or cause a Denial of Service.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21403

File Name: freebsd_pkg_271498a92cd411daa2630001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

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:freebsd:freebsd:clamav, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:clamav-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2919, CVE-2005-2920

CERT: 363713