Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : clamav (MDVSA-2011:122)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55848


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in clamav :

Off-by-one error in the cli_hm_scan function in matcher-hash.c in libclamav in ClamAV before 0.97.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via an e-mail message that is not properly handled during certain hash calculations (CVE-2011-2721).

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The updated packages have been upgraded to the 0.97.2 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55848

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-122.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/08/15

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-db, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamav-milter, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:clamd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64clamav6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libclamav6, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2721

BID: 48891

MDVSA: 2011:122