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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:
Clam AntiVirus PDF File Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024017
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1639   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 28 2010
Original Entry Date:  May 21 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.96; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Clam AntiVirus. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted PDF file to trigger an error in the cli_pdf() function and cause the target antivirus process to crash.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can cause the antivirus process to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix for libclamav/pdf.c, available at:;a=commitdiff;h=f0eb394501ec21b9fe67f36cbf5db788711d4236#patch2

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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