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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus Memory Access Bug in Processing Petite Formatted Files Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020305
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020305
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2713   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 18 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.93.1
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 Petite formatted file that, when processed by the target application, will cause the target application to crash.

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

Damian Put reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.93.1), available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=605577&group_id=86638

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

Message History:   None.


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