Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1953-1] clamav security update)

Technical Details

Severity Level:

High Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'clamav' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1953-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that clamav, the open source antivirus engine, is affected by the following security vulnerabilities: CVE-2019-12625 Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability, resulting from excessively long scan times caused by non-recursive zip bombs. Among others, this issue was mitigated by introducing a scan time limit. CVE-2019-12900 Out-of-bounds write in ClamAV's NSIS bzip2 library when attempting decompression in cases where the number of selectors exceeded the max limit set by the library. This update triggers a transition from libclamav7 to libclama9. As a result, several other Linux Distribution Packages will be recompiled against the fixed Linux Distribution Package after the release of this update: dansguardian, havp, python-pyclamav, c-icap-modules.

Affected Versions:
'clamav' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.101.4+dfsg-0+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your clamav Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Debian Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-10-11 02:00:08

Modification Time:

2019-10-11 02:00:08

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