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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus May Fail to Detect Malware in Various Archive Format Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023829
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023829
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0098   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 7 2010
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.96
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Clam AntiVirus. A remote user can bypass the anti-virus detection.

A remote user can create a specially crafted archive file containing malware that, when scanned by the target anti-virus engine, will not detect the enclosed malware.

The ZIP, CAB, 7Z, and RAR archive formats are affected.

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

ReversingLabs Corp reported this vulnerability via CERT-FI.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that will bypass the anti-virus detection mechanism.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.96).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://wwws.clamav.net/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1826

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

Message History:   None.


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