GLSA-200805-19 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 32417


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-19 (ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported:
Damian Put reported a heap-based buffer overflow when processing PeSpin packed PE binaries (CVE-2008-0314).
Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported a buffer overflow in the cli_scanpe() function when processing Upack PE binaries (CVE-2008-1100).
Hanno Boeck reported an infinite loop when processing ARJ archives (CVE-2008-1387).
Damian Put and Thomas Pollet reported a heap-based buffer overflow when processing WWPack compressed PE binaries (CVE-2008-1833).
A buffer over-read was discovered in the rfc2231() function when producing a string that is not NULL terminated (CVE-2008-1836).
An unspecified vulnerability leading to 'memory problems' when scanning RAR files was reported (CVE-2008-1837).
Thierry Zoller reported that scanning of RAR files could be circumvented (CVE-2008-1835).
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), or a Denial of Service.
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-0.93'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 32417

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200805-19.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 5/22/2008

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: 5/20/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0314, CVE-2008-1100, CVE-2008-1387, CVE-2008-1833, CVE-2008-1835, CVE-2008-1836, CVE-2008-1837

GLSA: 200805-19

CWE: 20, 119, 399