Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1307-1 clamav -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Mar 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-0202, CVE-2018-1000085.
More information:

Some vulnerabilities have been found in ClamAV, an open source antivirus engine:

  • CVE-2018-0202

    It was found that ClamAV didn't process certain PDF files correctly, relating to a heap overflow. Specially crafted PDFs could yield ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial-of-service or potentially execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2018-1000085

    Hanno Böck discovered that ClamAV didn't process XAR files correctly. Malformed XAR files could cause ClamAV to crash by an out of bounds heap read. This could result in a denial-of-service.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.4+dfsg-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your clamav packages.

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