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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5050

Original release date: 11/12/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Off-by-one error in the get_unicode_name function (libclamav/vba_extract.c) in Clam Anti-Virus (ClamAV) before 0.94.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted VBA project file, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32872
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32765
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4579
External Source: BID
Name: 32207
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: clamav-getunicodename-bo(46462)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32699
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:229
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0422
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=637952&group_id=86638
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:026
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081108 ClamAV get_unicode_name() off-by-one buffer overflow
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33937
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3085
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33016
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1680
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32663
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-672-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-9644
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-21
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33317
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-9651
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20081109 ClamAV get_unicode_name() off-by-one buffer overflow
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021159

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.85.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.85
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84_rc2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84_rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86.2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86_rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.81
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc4
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc3
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.83
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.82
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.81_rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.73
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.74
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.71
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.72
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.75
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.75.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.60p
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.65
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.54
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.60
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.68.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.70
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.67
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.68
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.7
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90_rc1.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90_rc2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90_rc3
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90.2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.87
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.87.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.3
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.91.2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.4
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.5
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.6
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.91rc2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.91
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.91rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.93
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.93.2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90.3
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.91.2:p0
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.92:p0
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90.3:p0
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90.3:p1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90.1:p0
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.90.2:p0
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.7:p0
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.7:p1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.02
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.92
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.03
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.04
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.05
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80:rc2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80:rc3
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80:rc4
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.01
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84:rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84:rc2
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.91.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.81:rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80:rc
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86:rc1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.14
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.13
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.14:pre
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.10
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.06
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.92.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.12
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.11
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.15
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.24
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.51
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.52
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.53
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.20
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.21
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.22
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.23
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.93.1
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.93.3
* cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.94 and previous versions

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