GLSA-200704-21 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 25109


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-21 (ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

iDefense Labs have reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the cab_unstore() function when processing negative values in .cab files.
Multiple file descriptor leaks have also been reported in chmunpack.c, pdf.c and dblock.c when processing .chm files.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted CHM file to the scanner, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running ClamAV.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.90.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25109

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200704-21.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 4/30/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


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:gentoo:linux:clamav, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1745, CVE-2007-1997

GLSA: 200704-21