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                     USN-4230-1: ClamAV vulnerability
                              9 January 2020


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           ClamAV
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu 19.10
                   Ubuntu 19.04
                   Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
                   Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-15961  

Reference:         ESB-2019.4568

Original Bulletin: 

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USN-4230-1: ClamAV vulnerability
8 January 2020

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

  o Ubuntu 19.10
  o Ubuntu 19.04
  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


ClamAV could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  o clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix


It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled certain MIME messages. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
    clamav - 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.19.10.2
Ubuntu 19.04
    clamav - 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.19.04.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    clamav - 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    clamav - 0.102.1+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

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.


  o CVE-2019-15961

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