GLSA-200712-20 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29817


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-20 (ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

iDefense reported an integer overflow vulnerability in the cli_scanpe() function when parsing Portable Executable (PE) files packed in the MEW format, that could be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6335). Toeroek Edwin reported an off-by-one error when decompressing MS-ZIP compressed CAB files (CVE-2007-6336). An unspecified vulnerability related to the bzip2 decompression algorithm has also been discovered (CVE-2007-6337).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a specially crafted file, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running ClamAV (either a system user or the 'clamav' user if clamd is compromised).
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-0.91.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 29817

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200712-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6335, CVE-2007-6336, CVE-2007-6337

BID: 26927, 26946

OSVDB: 42293, 42294, 42295

GLSA: 200712-20

CWE: 119, 189