Debian DSA-1497-1 : clamav - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 31102


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Clam anti-virus toolkit, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or local denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-6595 It was discovered that temporary files are created insecurely, which may result in local denial of service by overwriting files.

- CVE-2008-0318 Silvio Cesare discovered an integer overflow in the parser for PE headers.

The version of clamav in the old stable distribution (sarge) is no longer supported with security updates.


Upgrade the clamav packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.90.1dfsg-3etch10. In addition to these fixes, this update also incorporates changes from the upcoming point release of the stable distribution (non-free RAR handling code was removed).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31102

File Name: debian_DSA-1497.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6595, CVE-2008-0318

BID: 27751

DSA: 1497

CWE: 59, 189