ClamAV < 0.95.2 File Scan Evasion (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5073


The remote host is running an anti-virus application that is affected by a file scan evasion vulnerability.


According to its version, the clamd anti-virus daemon on the remote host is earlier than 0.95.2. Such versions are reportedly affected by a file scan evasion vulnerability. An attacker could exploit this flaw by embedding malicious code in a specially crafted 'CAB', 'RAR', or 'ZIP' archive in order to bypass the anti-virus software.


Upgrade to ClamAV 0.95.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5073

File Name: 5073.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


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

Reference Information

BID: 35398, 35410, 35426