GLSA-200802-09 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 31157


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200802-09 (ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

An integer overflow has been reported in the 'cli_scanpe()' function in file libclamav/pe.c (CVE-2008-0318). Another unspecified vulnerability has been reported in file libclamav/mew.c (CVE-2008-0728).
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-0.92.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31157

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200802-09.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2/25/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/21/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0318, CVE-2008-0728

GLSA: 200802-09

CWE: 189, 399