ClamAV < 0.87.2 Content-parsing DoS (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3254

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

The remote host is running ClamAV, an open-source antivirus solution for Unix-like systems. This version of ClamAV is reported vulnerable to a flaw where the parsing of a malicious file will cause the clamav process to enter an infinite loop. Successful exploitation causes the clamd service to exit.

Solution

Upgrade to version 0.87.2 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3254

File Name: 3254.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/10/13

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3239

BID: 15101