Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1953-2 clamav -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
14 Oct 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 942172.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-12625, CVE-2019-12900.
More information:

The update of clamav released as DLA 1953-1 led to permission issues on /var/run/clamav. This caused several users to experience issues restarting the clamav daemon. This regression is caused by a mistakenly backported patch from the stretch package, upon which this update was based.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.101.4+dfsg-0+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your clamav packages.

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