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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus cli_check_jpeg_exploit() Recursive Loop Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021296
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021296
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5314   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 30 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 2 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.94.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Clam AntiVirus. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted JPEG file that, when processed by the target system, will trigger a stack overflow and cause the Clam AntiVirus process to crash.

Ilja van Sprundel reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a JPEG file that, when processed by the target application, will cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.94.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=86638&release_id=643134

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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