Ubuntu: 1773-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1773-1
March 21, 2013

clamav vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.

Software Description:
- clamav: Anti-virus utility for Unix

Details:

Felix Groebert, Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered multiple
security issues with ClamAV. An attacker could use these issues to cause
ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10:
  clamav                          0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
  clamav-daemon                   0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
  libclamav6                      0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
  clamav-daemon                   0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
  libclamav6                      0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1

Ubuntu 11.10:
  clamav                          0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
  clamav-daemon                   0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
  libclamav6                      0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  clamav                          0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
  clamav-daemon                   0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
  libclamav6                      0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1773-1
  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1157385

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.10.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.97.7+dfsg-1ubuntu0.10.04.1