Clam AV reports possible threat in Ubuntu installer

Asked by cmhdev on 2021-03-15

I created a bootable USB of 20.04LTS and ran a scan over it with Clam AV which reported a possible threat in the i386/Packages.gz file for which it stated it was a Windows Exploit - CVE-2012-1461.

Is this a false positive?

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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #1

Evasion attacks expoliting file-parsing vulnerabilities in antivirus products only.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

According to and this seems to be a bug in clamav (version 0.96.4) and not in Ubuntu.

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