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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2488-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2488-1
Posted Feb 2, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2488-1 - Sebastian Andrzej Siewior discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain upack packer files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9328
SHA-256 | 7f85859eb916a83eb1c5f0ac5499233c1ad69ebe34b2d85cc4b102f99167c4ea

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2488-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2488-1
February 02, 2015

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

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

ClamAV could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially
crafted file.

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

Details:

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled
certain upack packer files. An attacker could possibly use this issue 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 14.10:
clamav 0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
clamav 0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
clamav 0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2488-1
CVE-2014-9328

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.98.6+dfsg-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
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