CVE-2019-15961

NameCVE-2019-15961
DescriptionA 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.
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NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs945265

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
clamav (PTS)jessie0.100.0+dfsg-0+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)0.101.4+dfsg-0+deb8u2vulnerable
stretch0.101.4+dfsg-0+deb9u1vulnerable
buster0.101.4+dfsg-0+deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid0.102.1+dfsg-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
clamavsource(unstable)0.102.1+dfsg-1945265

Notes

[buster] - clamav <no-dsa> (ClamAV is updated via -updates)
[stretch] - clamav <no-dsa> (ClamAV is updated via -updates)
https://blog.clamav.net/2019/11/clamav-01021-and-01015-patches-have.html

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