DescriptionA vulnerability in the RAR file scanning functionality of Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) Software versions 0.101.1 and 0.101.0 could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to a lack of proper error-handling mechanisms when processing nested RAR files sent to an affected device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted RAR file to an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to view or create arbitrary files on the targeted system.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
clamav (PTS)jessie0.100.0+dfsg-0+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)0.101.5+dfsg-0+deb8u1fixed
bullseye, sid0.102.2+dfsg-1fixed
libclamunrar (PTS)jessie/non-free0.99-0+deb8u3fixed
bullseye/non-free, sid/non-free, buster/non-free0.101.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
clamavsourcejessie(not affected)
clamavsourcestretch(not affected)
libclamunrarsourcejessie(not affected)
libclamunrarsourcestretch(not affected)


[stretch] - libclamunrar <not-affected> (Vulnerable code only present in 0.101.1 and 0.101.0)
[jessie] - libclamunrar <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[stretch] - clamav <not-affected> (Vulnerable code only present in 0.101.1 and 0.101.0)
[jessie] - clamav <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)

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