SuSE 10 Security Update : clamav (ZYPP Patch Number 6990)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 49837


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Specially crafted CAB archives could crash clamav (CVE-2010-1311) or bypass virus detection (CVE-2010-0098). clamav has been updated to version 0.96 which fixes those issues.

Citing :

This Release introduces new malware detection mechanisms and other significant improvements to the scan engine. Key features include the bytecode interpreter, heuristic improvements, signature improvements, support for new archives, support for new executable file formats, support for UPX 3.0, performance improvements and memory optimizations.


Apply ZYPP patch number 6990.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 49837

File Name: suse_clamav-6990.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/11

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0098, CVE-2010-1311