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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus Buffer Overflow in Processing PE Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031268
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031268
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-9050   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 27 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.98.5
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 cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PE file that, when scanned by the target system, will trigger a buffer overflow and crash or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Damien Millescamps reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.98.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://blog.clamav.net/2014/11/clamav-0985-has-been-released.html

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

Message History:   None.


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