ClamAV < 0.87.1 Content-parsing Buffer Overflow (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3281


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 vulnerable to a flaw where the parsing of a malicious file will cause the clamav process to execute arbitrary code. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to craft and send a malformed email to a ClamAV server. Successful exploitation results in the server executing arbitrary code or crashing.


Upgrade to version 0.87.1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3281

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/11/07

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3303, CVE-2005-3500, CVE-2005-3501

BID: 15316, 15317, 15318