Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : clamav vulnerability (USN-2488-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81144


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Sebastian Andrzej Siewior discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain upack packer files. An attacker could possibly use this issue 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 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81144

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2488-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/03

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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: 2015/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9328

BID: 72372

OSVDB: 117714

USN: 2488-1