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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Clam AntiVirus File Scanning Bug Lets Remote or Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031747
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031747
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-6497   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 13 2015
Impact:   Denial of service 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 or local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A user can create a specially crafted file that, when scanned via the 'clamscan -a' command, will cause the target service to crash.

Kurt Seifried reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2488-2/

Vendor URL:  blog.clamav.net/2014/11/clamav-0985-has-been-released.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10

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