Debian DSA-1232-1 : clamav - missing sanity checks

medium Nessus Plugin ID 23845


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


Stephen Gran discovered that malformed base64-encoded MIME attachments can lead to denial of service through a NULL pointer dereference.


Upgrade the clamav package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.84-2.sarge.12.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 0.86-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23845

File Name: debian_DSA-1232.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 12/9/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5874

DSA: 1232