F-PROT Attachment Handling DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4593

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running the F-PROT Antivirus product.

This version of F-PROT is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack when processing certain file types. Specifically, malformed CHM, UPX-compressed, ASPack-compressed and Microsoft Office documents can cause the remote antivirus engine to crash. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need the ability to send an email with a malformed attachment.

Solution

Versions 4.4.4 and 6.0.9.0 are listed as not being vulnerable to this attack.

See Also

http://www.f-prot.com/download/ReleaseNotesWindows.txt

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4593

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 4592

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f-prot:f-prot_antivirus

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3243, CVE-2008-3244

BID: 30258, 30253