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Clam AntiVirus Multipart Nestings Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2006-12-12    Last Update:  2006-12-13    Views:  21,324

Secunia Advisory SA23347

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

The vulnerability is caused due to a stack overflow when scanning messages with deeply nested multipart content. This can be exploited to crash the service by sending specially crafted emails to a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 0.88.7.


Solution:
Update to version 0.88.7.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Hendrik Weimer

Original Advisory:
http://www.quantenblog.net/security/virus-scanner-bypass

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

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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