BitDefender PDF Scan Evasion

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38830


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 of May 13 2009 or earlier. Such versions are affected by a scan evasion vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this flaw to package malicious code in a specially crafted 'PDF' file so that it will not be detected by the scan engine.


Ensure the scan engine is using a signature update after May 13 2009 as that is reportedly when the vendor reportedly deployed a patch for the issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38830

File Name: bitdefender_pdf_scan_evasion.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/05/20

Modified: 2011/06/17

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:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Antivirus/BitDefender/Sigs_Update

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

BID: 35010

OSVDB: 56046