Kaspersky Anti-Virus UPX File Decompression DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 24758


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


The version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus installed on the remote host reportedly may enter an infinite loop when it attempts to process an executable with specially crafted compressed UPX data. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this issue to cause the affected host to consume all available CPU cycles, thereby denying service to users of the affected host.


Update the virus signatures on or after 02/07/2007 and restart the computer.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24758

File Name: kaspersky_upx_decompression_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/03/05

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 20284

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Antivirus/Kaspersky/sigs

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1281

BID: 22795

OSVDB: 33847