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UNIRAS Brief - 821/06 - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory: GLSA 200612-12 - F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Title
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory: GLSA 200612-12 - F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detail
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F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an 
infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.


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  Severity: High
     Title: F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: December 12, 2006
      Bugs: #157612
        ID: 200612-12

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Synopsis
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F-Prot Antivirus contains a buffer overflow and other unspecified vulnerabilities, possibly allowing the remote execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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F-Prot Antivirus is a FRISK Software antivirus program that can used with procmail.

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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  1  app-antivirus/f-prot       < 4.6.7                       >= 4.6.7

Description
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F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.

Impact
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Among other weaker impacts, a remote attacker could send an e-mail containing a malicious file that would trigger the buffer
overflow vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running F-Prot, which may be the root user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All F-Prot users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-antivirus/f-prot-4.6.7"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-6293
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6293
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-6294
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6294
  [ 3 ] CVE-2006-6352
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6352

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@xxxxxxxxxx or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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