SuSE 10 Security Update : clamav (ZYPP Patch Number 2390)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 29397


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


This update to ClamAV version 0.88.7 fixes various bugs :

- 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-2006-5874)

- 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 / 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. (CVE-2006-6406)


Apply ZYPP patch number 2390.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29397

File Name: suse_clamav-2390.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/13/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 12/13/2006

Reference Information

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