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[DSA1263] DSA-1263-1 clamav Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in in the Clam
anti-virus toolkit, which may lead to denial of service. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
It was discovered that malformed CAB archives may exhaust file
descriptors, which allows denial of service.
It was discovered that a directory traversal vulnerability in the MIME
header parser may lead to denial of service.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed
in version 0.88.7-2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your clamav packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1263
Threat Level: High
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