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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus Heap Overflow in Processing MEW Packed Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019477
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019477
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0728   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 21 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.92.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Clam AntiVirus. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted MEW-packed file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'libclamav/mew.c'.

Elliot reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.92.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=575703

Vendor URL:  www.clamav.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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