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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3789-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3789-1
Posted Oct 11, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3789-1 - It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled unpacking MEW executables. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-15378
MD5 | d00ff7442c0eedd7d9df7fa703283d80

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3789-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3789-1
October 11, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

ClamAV could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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

Details:

It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled unpacking MEW
executables. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
clamav 0.100.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
clamav 0.100.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
clamav 0.100.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.14.04.1

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:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3789-1
CVE-2018-15378

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.100.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.18.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.100.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.16.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.100.2+dfsg-1ubuntu0.14.04.1

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