Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : clamav vulnerabilities (USN-1773-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65655


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


Felix Groebert, Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered multiple security issues with ClamAV. An attacker could use these issues to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 clamav, clamav-daemon and / or libclamav6 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65655

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1773-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/22

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:clamav-daemon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libclamav6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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: 2013/03/21

Reference Information

BID: 58546

OSVDB: 91443, 91444

USN: 1773-1