FreeBSD : clamav -- Multipart Nestings Denial of Service (eb5124a4-8a20-11db-b033-00123ffe8333)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23853


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

Clam AntiVirus have a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to a stack overflow when scanning messages with deeply nested multipart content. This can be exploited to crash the service by sending specially crafted emails to a vulnerable system.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23853

File Name: freebsd_pkg_eb5124a48a2011dbb03300123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/14

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:clamav, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:clamav-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6481

Secunia: 23347