Ubuntu 8.10 : clamav vulnerability (USN-684-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37977
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIlja van Sprundel discovered that ClamAV did not handle recursive JPEG information. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted JPEG file, ClamAV would crash, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.