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Gentoo: ClamAV Multiple issues Print E-mail
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Posted by Joseph Shakespeare   
Gentoo ClamAV contains two vulnerabilities that could lead to Denial of Service and evasion of virus scanning.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200501-46
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: ClamAV: Multiple issues
      Date: January 31, 2005
      Bugs: #78656, #79194
        ID: 200501-46

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Synopsis
========

ClamAV contains two vulnerabilities that could lead to Denial of
Service and evasion of virus scanning.

Background
==========

ClamAV is an antivirus toolkit. It includes a multi-threaded daemon and
a command line scanner.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-antivirus/clamav       <= 0.80                        >= 0.81

Description
===========

ClamAV fails to properly scan ZIP files with special headers
(CAN-2005-0133) and base64 encoded images in URLs.

Impact
======

By sending a base64 encoded image file in a URL an attacker could evade
virus scanning. By sending a specially-crafted ZIP file an attacker
could cause a Denial of Service by crashing the clamd daemon.

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-0.81"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0133
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0133
  [ 2 ] ClamAV Release Announcement
        http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=440649
  [ 3 ] Secunia SA13900
        http://secunia.com/advisories/13900/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-46.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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