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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 10:30:19 +0200
From: Ludwig Nussel <>
Subject: Re: ClamAV small issues

Kurt Seifried wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Josh Bressers <> wrote:
> > These are certainly worth of CVE ids, but it's going to be tricky, as the
> > first issue is a couple of things as seen in the bug:
> >
> >
> > I'm going to defer this assignment to MITRE (added Steve Christey to the CC).
> >
> > Thanks.
> This already appears to have a CVE, fromt he bug report:
> ReversingLabs Corp approached CERT-FI about detection evasion attacks found in
> many Antivirus software and other signature-based protection software. In
> short, the case is related to falures when parsing archive formats.
> ?ReversingLabs Corp has crafted 15 ZIP, CAB, 7Z and RAR archive files that are
> considered valid by the relevant decompressors, but signature based detection
> systems cannot detect malicious content contained within them.

Do such issues really need to be flagged as vulnerabilities? A virus
scanner cannot detect all possible malware in any possible container
anyways. So it's kind of natural that new releases enhance the
methods to find even more hiding places.


 (o_   Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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