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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4146-2: ClamAV vulnerabilities
4 October 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-12900 CVE-2019-12625
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USN-4146-2: ClamAV vulnerabilities
3 October 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
o Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in ClamAV.
o clamav - Anti-virus utility for Unix
USN-4146-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in ClamAV. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled unpacking ZIP files. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2019-12625)
It was discovered that ClamAV incorrectly handled unpacking bzip2 files. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause ClamAV to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-12900)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
clamav - 0.101.4+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1+esm1
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
clamav - 0.101.4+dfsg-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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