GLSA-200812-21 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 35268


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-21 (ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Moritz Jodeit reported an off-by-one error within the get_unicode_name() function in libclamav/vba_extract.c when processing VBA project files (CVE-2008-5050). Ilja van Sprundel reported an infinite recursion error within the cli_check_jpeg_exploit() function in libclamav/special.c when processing JPEG files (CVE-2008-5314).
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted VBA or JPEG file to the clamd daemon, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application 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-0.94.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35268

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200812-21.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 12/26/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/23/2008

Reference Information

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

BID: 32207

GLSA: 200812-21

CWE: 119, 399