SuSE 10 Security Update : clamav (ZYPP Patch Number 2179)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29395


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Two security problems have been found 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.

- 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-2006-4182)

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


Apply ZYPP patch number 2179.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29395

File Name: suse_clamav-2179.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/17

Reference Information

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