Debian DSA-1263-1 : clamav - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 24776
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Clam anti-virus toolkit, which may lead to denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-0897 It was discovered that malformed CAB archives may exhaust file descriptors, which allows denial of service.

- CVE-2007-0898 It was discovered that a directory traversal vulnerability in the MIME header parser may lead to denial of service.


Upgrade the clamav packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.84-2.sarge.15.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 0.88.7-2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24776

File Name: debian_DSA-1263.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:clamav, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0897, CVE-2007-0898

DSA: 1263

CWE: 22