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Clam AntiVirus UUencoded Message Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-02-10    Views:  13,047

Secunia Advisory SA10826

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Oliver Eikemeier has reported a vulnerability in Clam AntiVirus (clamav), which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when handling certain malformed uuencoded messages. This can be exploited to crash the clamd process by sending a specially crafted message to a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 0.65.


Solution:
This issue has reportedly been fixed in CVS.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Oliver Eikemeier

Original Advisory:
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=62586

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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