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<glsa id="200612-18">
<title>ClamAV: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>
ClamAV is vulnerable to Denial of Service.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">clamav</product>
<announced>December 18, 2006</announced>
<revised>December 18, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>157698</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-antivirus/clamav" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.88.7</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.88.7</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
ClamAV is a GPL virus scanner.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Hendrik Weimer discovered that ClamAV fails to properly handle deeply
nested MIME multipart/mixed content.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
By sending a specially crafted email with deeply nested MIME
multipart/mixed content an attacker could cause ClamAV to crash.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.7&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6481">CVE-2006-6481</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:27:28 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 18 Dec 2006 19:01:42 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
</glsa>