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Security update for clamav

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(Last modified: 18OCT2006)


solutions Security update for clamav SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9052e142ab5cfd0891d67dee5c2e95e6)

Applies to

Package: clamav
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11246
Release: 20061018
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Two security problems have been found in the antivirus scan engine "clamav", which could be used by remote attackers sending prepared E-Mails containing special crafted infected files to potentially execute code.
  • CVE-2006-4182: A problem in dealing with PE (Portable Executables aka Windows .EXE) files could result in an integer overflow, causing a heap overflow, which could be used by attackers to potentially execute code.
  • CVE-2006-5295: A problem in dealing with CHM (compressed helpfile) exists that could cause an invalid memory read, causing the clamav engine to crash.

Solution

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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