Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : clamav vulnerabilities (USN-2594-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83255


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


It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the ClamAV AppArmor profile.

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: Medium

ID: 83255

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2594-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/06

Modified: 2016/08/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2170, CVE-2015-2221, CVE-2015-2222, CVE-2015-2305, CVE-2015-2668

BID: 74443

OSVDB: 118433, 121476, 121479

USN: 2594-1