CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2019-12625

Improper Resource Shutdown or Release

Published: Nov 05, 2019 | Modified: Dec 01, 2019
CVSS 3.x
7.5
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
5 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu
MEDIUM

ClamAV versions prior to 0.101.3 are susceptible to a zip bomb vulnerability where an unauthenticated attacker can cause a denial of service condition by sending crafted messages to an affected system.

Weakness

The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Clamav Clamav * 0.101.3 (excluding)
Clamav Ubuntu bionic *
Clamav Ubuntu disco *
Clamav Ubuntu esm-infra/bionic *
Clamav Ubuntu esm-infra/xenial *
Clamav Ubuntu precise/esm *
Clamav Ubuntu trusty *
Clamav Ubuntu trusty/esm *
Clamav Ubuntu upstream *
Clamav Ubuntu xenial *

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a language that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
  • For example, languages such as Java, Ruby, and Lisp perform automatic garbage collection that releases memory for objects that have been deallocated.

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