Bug 806097 - (CVE-2012-1443) CVE-2012-1443 clamav: specially-crafted RAR files evade detection
CVE-2012-1443 clamav: specially-crafted RAR files evade detection
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 806102 806103
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Reported: 2012-03-22 17:09 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2013-01-29 18:04 EST (History)
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-03-22 17:09:34 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2012-1443 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2012-1443
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1443
Assigned: 20120229
Reference: BUGTRAQ:20120319 Evasion attacks expoliting file-parsing vulnerabilities in antivirus products
Reference: http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/522005
Reference: http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2012/program.html

The RAR file parser in ClamAV 0.96.4, Rising Antivirus,
Quick Heal (aka Cat QuickHeal) 11.00, G Data AntiVirus 21, AVEngine
20101.3.0.103 in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, Command Antivirus, Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner,
Emsisoft Anti-Malware, PC Tools AntiVirus, F-Prot
Antivirus, VirusBuster, Fortinet Antivirus, Antiy Labs AVL SDK, K7 AntiVirus 9.77.3565, Trend
Micro HouseCall, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Jiangmin
Antivirus 13.0.900, Antimalware Engine 1.1.6402.0 in Microsoft
Security Essentials 2.0, Sophos Anti-Virus 4.61.0, NOD32 Antivirus
5795, Avira AntiVir, Norman Antivirus 6.06.12, McAfee
Anti-Virus Scanning Engine 5.400.0.1158, Panda Antivirus,
McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C, Trend Micro AntiVirus, Comodo Antivirus 7424, Bitdefender 7.2, eSafe,
F-Secure Anti-Virus 9.0.16160.0, nProtect Anti-Virus 2011-01-17.01,
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2011.01.18.00, AVG Anti-Virus,
avast! Antivirus 4.8.1351.0 and 5.0.677.0, and VBA32 allows
user-assisted remote attackers to bypass malware detection via a RAR
file with an initial MZ character sequence.  NOTE: this may later be
SPLIT into multiple CVEs if additional information is published
showing that the error occurred independently in different RAR parser
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-03-22 17:26:07 EDT
Created clamav tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 806102]
Affects: epel-all [bug 806103]
Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-03-22 17:32:46 EDT
The upstream bug for this flaw is here:


Upstream has no further information as of yet; the report indicates the flaw is in 0.96.4, but the current upstream version is 0.97.4, so it's unknown whether these flaws are still present.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-07-10 21:32:30 EDT
clamav-0.97.5-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-07-10 21:33:51 EDT
clamav-0.97.5-1.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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