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[GLSA-200605-03] ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-03
(ClamAV: Buffer overflow in Freshclam)
Ulf Harnhammar and an anonymous German researcher discovered that
Freshclam fails to check the size of the header data returned by a
By enticing a user to connect to a malicious webserver a possible hacker
could cause the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/clamav-0.88.2"
Threat Level: Medium
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