GLSA-200808-07 : ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 33853


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200808-07 (ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service)

Damian Put has discovered an out-of-bounds memory access while processing Petite files (CVE-2008-2713, CVE-2008-3215). Also, please note that the 0.93 ClamAV branch fixes the first of the two attack vectors of CVE-2007-6595 concerning an insecure creation of temporary files vulnerability. The sigtool attack vector seems still unfixed.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a specially crafted Petite file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service (daemon crash). Also, the insecure creation of temporary files vulnerability can be triggered by a local user to perform a symlink attack.
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-0.93.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33853

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200808-07.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 8/10/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

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: 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: 8/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6595, CVE-2008-2713, CVE-2008-3215

GLSA: 200808-07

CWE: 59, 399