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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus PE File Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017068
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017068
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4182, CVE-2006-5295   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 17 2006
Original Entry Date:  Oct 16 2006
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 0.88.5
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 also cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PE file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can send a specially crafted CHM file that, when processed by the target application, will cause the application to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.88.5).

The Clam AntiVirus advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=455799

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 29 2006 (Apple Issues Fix) Clam AntiVirus PE File Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has released a fix for Mac OS X.



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