Kaspersky Anti-Virus PE File Handling DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23997


The remote Windows host contains an antivirus application that is prone to a denial of service attack.


The version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus installed on the remote host is affected by a denial of service issue that can be triggered with a specially crafted PE (portable executable) file to send the scanning engine into an infinite loop and prevent scanning of other files.


Update the virus signatures to 01/02/2007 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23997

File Name: kaspersky_pe_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/01/09

Modified: 2012/08/23

Dependencies: 20284

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:kaspersky_lab:kaspersky_anti-virus

Required KB Items: Antivirus/Kaspersky/sigs

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0125

BID: 21901

OSVDB: 32588