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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-12378: Security patch for clamav (ALAS-2018-958)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-12378: Security patch for clamav (ALAS-2018-958)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/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

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 improper input validation checking mechanisms of .tar (Tape Archive) files sent to an affected device. A successful exploit could cause a checksum buffer over-read condition when ClamAV scans the malicious .tar file, potentially allowing the attacker to cause a DoS condition on the affected device.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-clamav

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-clamav

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