Debian DSA-1024-1 : clamav - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 22566


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the ClamAV anti-virus toolkit, which may lead to denial of service and potentially to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2006-1614 Damian Put discovered an integer overflow in the PE header parser. This is only exploitable if the ArchiveMaxFileSize option is disabled.

- CVE-2006-1615 Format string vulnerabilities in the logging code have been discovered, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2006-1630 David Luyer discovered, that ClamAV can be tricked into an invalid memory access in the cli_bitset_set() function, which may lead to a denial of service.


Upgrade the clamav package.

The old stable distribution (woody) doesn't contain clamav packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.84-2.sarge.8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22566

File Name: debian_DSA-1024.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:debian:debian_linux:clamav, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 4/5/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2006

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1024