ClamAV < 0.86.3 Content-parsing Multiple Overflows (deprecated)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3229


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running ClamAV, an open-source antivirus solution for Unix-like systems. This version of ClamAV is reported to be vulnerable to a flaw where the parsing of a malicious file will cause the clamav process to overflow system memory, possibly resulting in an attacker executing code. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to send a specially formed email to the system running ClamAV. In addition, this version of ClamAV is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack that would render the service unavailable to valid users.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3229

File Name: 3229.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/09/19

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2919, CVE-2005-2920

BID: 14867, 14866