ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201801-19

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ClamAV, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-antivirus/clamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.99.3
Unaffected versions >= 0.99.3

Background

ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ClamAV. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause ClamAV to scan a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.99.3"
 

References

Release Date
January 26, 2018

Latest Revision
January 26, 2018: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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