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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Clam AntiVirus Vendors:   clamav.sourceforge.net
Clam AntiVirus Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024818
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024818
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-4260, CVE-2010-4261, CVE-2010-4479   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 8 2010
Original Entry Date:  Dec 3 2010
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 0.96.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Clam AntiVirus. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target application, will trigger an off-by-one memory error in 'libclamav/pe_icons.c' and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target application, will trigger an error in 'libclamav/pdf.c' and crash.

Arkadiusz Miskiewicz reported one of the PDF vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system or cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (0.96.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://git.clamav.net/gitweb?p=clamav-devel.git;f=ChangeLog;hb=clamav-0.96.5

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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