ClamAV < 0.88.2 HTTP Header Remote Overflow (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3525


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running ClamAV, an antivirus application. There is a remote buffer overflow within this version of ClamAV. Specifically, if an attacker were able to spoof or gain control of a ClamAV update server, the attacker could craft a malicious HTTP response that would trigger a buffer overflow. Successful exploitation would result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to version 0.88.2 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3525

File Name: 3525.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1989

BID: 17754

OSVDB: 25120