openSUSE 10 Security Update : clamav (clamav-2391)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27177


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update to ClamAV version 0.88.7 fixes various bugs :

CVE-2006-5874: Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a malformed base64-encoded MIME attachment that triggers a NULL pointer dereference.

CVE-2006-6481: Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) 0.88.6 allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack overflow and application crash) by wrapping many layers of multipart/mixed content around a document, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-5874 and CVE-2006-6406.

CVE-2006-6406: Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) 0.88.6 allowed remote attackers to bypass virus detection by inserting invalid characters into base64 encoded content in a multipart/mixed MIME file, as demonstrated with the EICAR test file.


Update the affected clamav package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27177

File Name: suse_clamav-2391.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/08/20

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:novell:opensuse:clamav, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/13

Reference Information

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