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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-1
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4230-1 - It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain MIME messages. 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-2019-15961
MD5 | 9ec43d4e23a0a0f5d23598ba601e2381

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-1
January 08, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 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 certain MIME messages. 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 19.10:
clamav 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.19.10.2

Ubuntu 19.04:
clamav 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.19.04.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
clamav 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
clamav 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

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/4230-1
CVE-2019-15961

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.19.10.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.19.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
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