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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus CHM Unpacking Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020805
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020805
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1389   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 3 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.94
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 CHM file that, when processed by ClamAV, will trigger an invalid memory access error and cause the target service to crash.

Hanno Bock reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the ClamAV service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.94).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://wwws.clamav.net/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1089

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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