Ubuntu 8.10 : clamav vulnerabilities (USN-754-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 37498
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that ClamAV did not properly verify its input when processing TAR archives. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted TAR file and cause a denial of service via infinite loop.
It was discovered that ClamAV did not properly validate Portable Executable (PE) files. A remote attacker could send a crafted PE file and cause a denial of service (divide by zero). (CVE-2008-6680).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.