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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus Buffer Overflow in cli_scanpe() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019837
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019837
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1100   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.92, 0.92.1
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 create a specially crafted Upack executable file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a buffer overflow in the cli_scanpe() function and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

The vendor was notified on March 10, 2008.

Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-11/advisory/

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor plans to issue a fix.

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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