GLSA-200809-18 : ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service

critical Nessus Plugin ID 34299


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-18 (ClamAV: Multiple Denials of Service)

Hanno boeck reported an error in libclamav/chmunpack.c when processing CHM files (CVE-2008-1389). Other unspecified vulnerabilities were also reported, including a NULL pointer dereference in libclamav (CVE-2008-3912), memory leaks in freshclam/manager.c (CVE-2008-3913), and file descriptor leaks in libclamav/others.c and libclamav/sis.c (CVE-2008-3914).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to scan a specially crafted CHM, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service (daemon crash). The other attack vectors mentioned above could also result in 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-0.94'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34299

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200809-18.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 9/26/2008

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: 9/25/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1389, CVE-2008-3912, CVE-2008-3913, CVE-2008-3914

GLSA: 200809-18

CWE: 200, 399