BitDefender CAB Scan Evasion

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38829


The remote host is running an antivirus application that is susceptible to a scan evasion attack.


The remote version of BitDefender Antivirus is running with a signature update before April 13, 2009. Such versions are affected by a scan evasion vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this flaw to package malicious code in a specially crafted 'CAB' file so that it will not be detected by the scan engine.


Ensure the scan engine is using a signature update of April 13, 2009 or later as that is reportedly when the vendor is said to have deployed a patch for the issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38829

File Name: bitdefender_cab_scan_evasion.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/05/20

Modified: 2012/08/23

Dependencies: 24232

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:bitdefender:antivirus

Required KB Items: Antivirus/BitDefender/Sigs_Update

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

BID: 34580