SourceFire ClamAV up to 0.52 unmew11 resource management

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A vulnerability has been found in SourceFire ClamAV up to 0.52 (Anti-Malware Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function unmew11. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The unmew11 function in libclamav/mew.c in libclamav in ClamAV before 0.92.1 has unknown impact and attack vectors that trigger "heap corruption."

The weakness was released 02/12/2008 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2008-0728. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 31157 (GLSA-200802-09 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.53 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8864.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (40474) and Tenable (31157). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 40978.







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 31157
Nessus Name: GLSA-200802-09 : ClamAV: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 830609
OpenVAS Name: Mandriva Update for mysql MDVA-2012:049 (mysql)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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CVE: CVE-2008-0728 (🔍)
X-Force: 40474
Vulnerability Center: 17677 - ClamAV Libclamav Unspecified Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 27751

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Created: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM
Updated: 07/31/2021 08:13 AM
Changes: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM (59), 05/10/2019 06:26 PM (7), 07/31/2021 08:06 AM (4), 07/31/2021 08:10 AM (2), 07/31/2021 08:13 AM (1)
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