Debian DSA-1680-1 : clamav - buffer overflow, stack consumption

high Nessus Plugin ID 35033


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


Moritz Jodeit discovered that ClamAV, an anti-virus solution, suffers from an off-by-one-error in its VBA project file processing, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow and potentially arbitrary code execution (CVE-2008-5050 ).

Ilja van Sprundel discovered that ClamAV contains a denial of service condition in its JPEG file processing because it does not limit the recursion depth when processing JPEG thumbnails (CVE-2008-5314 ).


Upgrade the clamav packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.90.1dfsg-4etch16.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35033

File Name: debian_DSA-1680.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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: 12/4/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5050, CVE-2008-5314

BID: 32207

DSA: 1680

CWE: 119, 399