Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : clamav vulnerability (USN-1076-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52478


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


It was discovered that the Microsoft Office processing code in libclamav improperly handled certain Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) data. This could allow a remote attacker to craft a document that could crash clamav or possibly execute arbitrary code.

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the ClamAV AppArmor profile.

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: 52478

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1076-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/01

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1003

BID: 46470

OSVDB: 70937

USN: 1076-1