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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:
Clam AntiVirus May Crash When Processing Certain RAR Archives
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1009502
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 20 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.68
Description:   A denial of service vulnerability was reported in Clam AntiVirus. A remote user can send files that will cause Clam AntiVirus to crash.

The vendor reported that there is a flaw in 'unrarlib' that causes the component to crash when processing some RAR archives created by the Bagle worm.

Impact:   A remote user can send specially crafted RAR archives to cause the Clam AntiVirus to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (0.68), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 9 2004 (Gentoo Issues Fix) Clam AntiVirus May Crash When Processing Certain RAR Archives
Gentoo has released a fix.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Clam AntiVirus

 > Mon Mar 15 20:18:17 CET 2004 (tk)

 >   * Fixes backported from 0.70-rc:
 >     + unrarlib: fixed segfault with some Bagle's RAR archives


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