Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2108-1 clamav -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Feb 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 945265.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-15961.
More information:

It was found that ClamAV, an antivirus software, was susceptible to a denial of service attack by unauthenticated users via inefficient MIME parsing of especially crafted email files.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.101.5+dfsg-0+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your clamav packages.

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