Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : clamav (MDKSA-2007:043)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24675


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


Clam AntiVirus ClamAV before 0.90 does not close open file descriptors under certain conditions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption and failed scans) via CAB archives with a cabinet header record length of zero, which causes a function to return without closing a file descriptor.

Directory traversal vulnerability in clamd in Clam AntiVirus ClamAV before 0.90 allows remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the id MIME header parameter in a multi-part message.

The update to 0.90 addresses these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24675

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-043.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/21

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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: 2007/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0897, CVE-2007-0898

MDKSA: 2007:043

CWE: 22