ClamAV < 0.91.2 Multiple Remote DoS (deprecated)

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4183


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


The remote host is running the ClamAV anti-virus client.

This version of ClamAV is vulnerable to multiple denial of service (DoS) attacks when handling malformed files. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need the ability to send an email to the vulnerable system. Successful exploitation would result in the application crashing.


Upgrade to version 0.91.2 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4183

Family: Web Clients

Published: 8/22/2007

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Metasploit (ClamAV Milter Blackhole-Mode Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4560, CVE-2007-4510

BID: 25439, 25398