GLSA-201412-05 : Clam AntiVirus: Denial of service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79844


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-05 (Clam AntiVirus: Denial of service)

A heap-based buffer overflow exists in the cli_scanpe function in libclamav/pe.c in ClamAV.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition via a specially crafted file.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Clam AntiVirus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.98.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79844

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:clamav, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9050

BID: 71242

GLSA: 201412-05