ClamAV < 0.90.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3917


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running the ClamAV antivirus client.

This version of ClamAV is vulnerable to a flaw where a CAB file with a reported length of zero can cause ClamAV to crash. In addition, the ClamAV application is vulnerable to a directory traversal flaw. An attacker, by specifying a file name which has '../' or '..\' strings, can overwrite critical system files. In both instances, the attacker only needs to be able to send files that are processed by ClamAV.


Upgrade to version 0.90.0 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3917

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2007/02/15

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.9


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0897, CVE-2007-0898

BID: 22580, 22581