openSUSE 10 Security Update : clamav (clamav-2180)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27175


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Two security problems have been found and fixed in the antivirus scan engine 'clamav', which could be used by remote attackers sending prepared E-Mails containing special crafted infected files to potentially execute code.

CVE-2006-4182: A problem in dealing with PE (Portable Executables aka Windows .EXE) files could result in an integer overflow, causing a heap overflow, which could be used by attackers to potentially execute code.

CVE-2006-5295: A problem in dealing with CHM (compressed helpfile) exists that could cause an invalid memory read, causing the clamav engine to crash.


Update the affected clamav package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27175

File Name: suse_clamav-2180.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:clamav, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/17

Reference Information

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