ClamAV hole sees Linux vendors rush out updates

I suppose some might argue that this is what we should expect from an Open Source antivirus. Speaking for myself, I think it could happen to any antivirus app…

Online bounty hunters have discovered a serious security flaw in ClamAV, the widely used open-source anti-virus software for Unix and Linux.

The flaw was disclosed this week through the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), which pays security researchers for tracking down vulnerabilities. It was the fourth bug to be disclosed under the programme, created by 3Com’s TippingPoint division. [Read the rest]