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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3592-1: ClamAV vulnerabilities

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    clamav vulnerabilities


    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    • Ubuntu 17.10
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Summary


    Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.

    Software Description


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    • clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix
    Details


    It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain PDF files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-0202)

    Hanno Böck discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled parsing certain XAR files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-1000085)

    Update instructions


    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

    Ubuntu 17.10
    clamav - 0.99.4+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    clamav - 0.99.4+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    clamav - 0.99.4+addedllvm-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

    This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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