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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-12374: Security patch for clamav (ALAS-2018-958)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-12374: Security patch for clamav (ALAS-2018-958)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
01/25/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/22/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The ClamAV AntiVirus software versions 0.99.2 and prior contain a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to a lack of input validation checking mechanisms during certain mail parsing operations (mbox.c operations on bounce messages). If successfully exploited, the ClamAV software could allow a variable pointing to the mail body which could cause a used after being free (use-after-free) instance which may lead to a disruption of services on an affected device to include a denial of service condition.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-clamav

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-clamav

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