GLSA-200708-04 : ClamAV: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25869


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-04 (ClamAV: Denial of Service)

Metaeye Security Group reported a NULL pointer dereference in ClamAV when processing RAR archives.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RAR archive to the clamd daemon, resulting in a crash and a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ClamAV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/clamav-0.91'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25869

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200708-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:clamav, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3725

OSVDB: 36907

GLSA: 200708-04