Avira Desktop for Windows ACE Archive Handling Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 19703


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running Avira Desktop for Windows.

The installed version of Avira Desktop for Windows is reportedly prone to a stack-based buffer overflow when scanning ACE archives with long filenames. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


Upgrade AVPACK32.DLL to version or later via online update.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19703

File Name: avira_ace_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/09/14

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2957

BID: 14824

OSVDB: 19384