Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1497-1 clamav -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
16 Feb 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-6595, CVE-2008-0318.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Clam anti-virus toolkit, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary or local denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2007-6595

    It was discovered that temporary files are created insecurely, which may result in local denial of service by overwriting files.

  • CVE-2008-0318

    Silvio Cesare discovered an integer overflow in the parser for PE headers.

The version of clamav in the old stable distribution (sarge) is no longer supported with security updates.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.90.1dfsg-3etch10. In addition to these fixes, this update also incorporates changes from the upcoming point release of the stable distribution (non-free RAR handling code was removed).

We recommend that you upgrade your clamav packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:
HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Big-endian MIPS:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.