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Security update for clamav


(Last modified: 23SEP2005)

solutions Security update for clamav SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3952d0ed7bf90e0e933aa1ba609705c2)

Applies to

Package: clamav
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10492
Release: 20050923
Obsoletes: 4a79cf918940826c434a9422e69c7cf9


Install this update if you are using clamav.



Problem description

This update upgraded clamav to version 0.87.
It fixes the following security problems:
  • Fixes vulnerabilities in handling of UPX and FSG compressed executables.
This is tracked by the Mitre CVE IDs CAN-2005-2919 and CAN-2005-2920.
Also the following bugs were fixed:
  • Support for PE files, Zip and Cabinet archives has been improved and other small bugfixes have been made.
  • The new option "--on-outdated-execute" allows freshclam to run a command when system reports a new engine version.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh clamav.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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