Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : clamav vulnerability (USN-1258-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56777
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionStephane Chazelas discovered the bytecode engine of ClamAV improperly handled recursion under certain circumstances. This could allow a remote attacker to craft a file that could cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libclamav6 package.