CVE-2008-5525

NameCVE-2008-5525
DescriptionClamAV 0.94.1 and possibly 0.93.1, when Internet Explorer 6 or 7 is used, allows remote attackers to bypass detection of malware in an HTML document by placing an MZ header (aka "EXE info") at the beginning, and modifying the filename to have (1) no extension, (2) a .txt extension, or (3) a .jpg extension, as demonstrated by a document containing a CVE-2006-5745 exploit.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
clamav (PTS)buster0.103.6+dfsg-0+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm1.0.3+dfsg-1~deb12u1fixed
trixie1.0.5+dfsg-1fixed
sid1.0.5+dfsg-1.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
clamavsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- clamav <not-affected> (medium; bug #526041)
this issue refers to a clamav antivirus bypass that occurs when the user
is using IE6 or IE7 to open a malicious page with an MZ header
- all other browsers are not vulnerable
- see http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/47435 and bug report for details

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