Ubuntu 9.04 : clamav vulnerability (USN-770-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38686


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


A flaw was discovered in the clamav-milter initscript which caused the ownership of the current working directory to be changed to the 'clamav' user. This update attempts to repair the incorrect ownership for standard system directories, but it is recommended that the following command be performed to report any other directories that may be affected :

$ sudo find -H / -type d -user clamav \! -group clamav 2>/dev/null

Systems configured to run clamav as a user other than the default 'clamav' user will need to adjust the above command accordingly.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38686

File Name: ubuntu_USN-770-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/05

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-base, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-daemon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-docs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-freshclam, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-milter, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-testfiles, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libclamav-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libclamav6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1601

OSVDB: 54524

USN: 770-1

CWE: 264