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Clam AntiVirus on OS X May Fail to Update Virus Definitions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023767
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0058   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 30 2010
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Clam AntiVirus on Mac OS X. Virus definitions may not be updated.

The Apple Security Update 2009-005 from September 2009 [see Alert ID 1022897] introduced a configuration error that prevents freshclam from running. As a result, virus definitions may not be updated.

Mac OS X versions 10.6 and later are not affected.

Bayard Bell, Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster, and David Ferrero of Zion Software, LLC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   Virus definitions may not be updated.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of Security Update 2010-002 / Mac OS X v10.6.3, available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

The Software Update utility will present the update that applies to your system configuration. Only one is needed, either Security Update 2010-002 or Mac OS X v10.6.3.

For Mac OS X v10.5.8
The download file is named: SecUpd2010-002Leo.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 4f5f212c09f8275a0593b826c226875d2a48e0a6

For Mac OS X Server v10.5.8
The download file is named: SecUpdSrvr2010-002Leo.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 7a5f9d9580c98dcaf2a21bad4877bb16acf500b0

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)
Underlying OS Comments:  OS X prior to 10.6

Message History:   None.

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