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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-15961: Security patch for clamav (ALAS-2020-1335)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-15961: Security patch for clamav (ALAS-2020-1335)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
09/06/2019
Created
01/18/2020
Added
01/17/2020
Modified
01/23/2020

Description

A vulnerability in the email parsing module Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) Software versions 0.102.0, 0.101.4 and prior could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to inefficient MIME parsing routines that result in extremely long scan times of specially formatted email files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted email file to an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the ClamAV scanning process to scan the crafted email file indefinitely, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-clamav

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-clamav

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