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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3722-6

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3722-6
Posted Sep 19, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3722-6 - USN-3722-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ClamAV. The new package introduced an issue which caused dpkg-reconfigure to enter an infinite loop. This update fixes the problem. It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain HWP files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to hang, resulting in a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-0360, CVE-2018-0361
MD5 | ec7521f93e9159072a1a7b2ea975f236

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3722-6

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3722-6
September 18, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

USN-3722-1 introduced a regression in ClamAV.

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

Details:

USN-3722-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ClamAV. The new package introduced
an issue which caused dpkg-reconfigure to enter an infinite loop. This
update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain HWP
files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-0360)

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain PDF
files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-0361)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
clamav 0.100.1+dfsg-1ubuntu0.12.04.4

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3722-6
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3722-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1792051

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