Debian DSA-1196-1 : clamav - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 22905


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


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the ClamAV malware scan engine, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2006-4182 Damian Put discovered a heap overflow error in the script to rebuild PE files, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2006-5295 Damian Put discovered that missing input sanitising in the CHM handling code might lead to denial of service.


Upgrade the clamav packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.84-2.sarge.11. Due to technical problems with the build host this update lacks a build for the Sparc architecture. It will be provided soon.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22905

File Name: debian_DSA-1196.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/25/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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: 10/19/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4182, CVE-2006-5295

DSA: 1196