Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : clamav (MDKSA-2006:230)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24613


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The latest version of ClamAV, 0.88.7, fixes some bugs, including vulnerabilities with handling base64-encoded MIME attachment files that can lead to either a) a crash (CVE-2006-5874), or b) a bypass of virus detection (CVE-2006-6406).

As well, a vulnerability was discovered that allows remote attackers to cause a stack overflow and application crash by wrapping many layers of multipart/mixed content around a document (CVE-2006-6481).

The latest ClamAV is being provided to address these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24613

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-230.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-db, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-milter, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav1-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5874, CVE-2006-6406, CVE-2006-6481

MDKSA: 2006:230