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<glsa id="200605-03">
<title>ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam</title>
Freshclam is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to execution
of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">clamav</product>
<announced>May 02, 2006</announced>
<revised>May 02, 2006: 01</revised>
<package name="app-antivirus/clamav" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.88.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.88.2</vulnerable>
ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner. Freshclam is a utility to download
virus signature updates.
Ulf Harnhammar and an anonymous German researcher discovered that
Freshclam fails to check the size of the header data returned by a
<impact type="normal">
By enticing a user to connect to a malicious webserver an attacker
could cause the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-1989</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 02 May 2006 04:03:38 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 02 May 2006 04:54:25 +0000">