GLSA-200608-13 : ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 22199


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-13 (ClamAV: Heap buffer overflow)

Damian Put has discovered a boundary error in the pefromupx() function used by the UPX extraction module, which unpacks PE Windows executable files. Both the 'clamscan' command-line utility and the 'clamd' daemon are affected.
Impact :

By sending a malicious attachment to a mail server running ClamAV, a remote attacker can cause a Denial of Service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running ClamAV.
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-0.88.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22199

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/10

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: 2006/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4018

OSVDB: 27809

GLSA: 200608-13