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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-2
Posted Jan 23, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4230-2 - USN-4230-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM. 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-15961
MD5 | ee62c4b91fc0f574cddd78882d3366cb

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4230-2
January 23, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

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

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

Details:

USN-4230-1 fixed a vulnerability in ClamAV. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 14.04 ESM:
clamav 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1+esm1

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
clamav 0.102.1+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:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4230-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4230-1
CVE-2019-15961

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