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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Two vulnerabilities in ClamAV may allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200812-21
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    Severity: High
       Title: ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
        Date: December 23, 2008
        Bugs: #245450, #249833
          ID: 200812-21

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Synopsis
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Two vulnerabilities in ClamAV may allow for the remote execution of
arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Background
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Clam AntiVirus is a free anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed
especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Affected packages
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       Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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    1  app-antivirus/clamav      < 0.94.2                      >=3D 0.94.=
2

Description
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Moritz Jodeit reported an off-by-one error within the
get_unicode_name() function in libclamav/vba_extract.c when processing
VBA project files (CVE-2008-5050). Ilja van Sprundel reported an
infinite recursion error within the cli_check_jpeg_exploit() function
in libclamav/special.c when processing JPEG files (CVE-2008-5314).

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted VBA or JPEG file to
the clamd daemon, possibly resulting in the remote execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application
or a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=3Dapp-antivirus/clamav-0.94.2=
"

References
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    [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5050
          http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-5050
    [ 2 ] CVE-2008-5314
          http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-5314

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

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-21.xml

Concerns?
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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 2008 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/2.5
 
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