ClamAV < 0.96.3 DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5672
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The remote host is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


Versions of ClamAV earlier than 0.96.3 are potentially affected by a denial-of-service vulnerability because the application fails to properly handle specially crafted PDF files. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, can crash the affected service.


Upgrade to ClamAV 0.96.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5672

Family: Web Clients

Published: 9/28/2010

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 9794

Nessus ID: 49712

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:cisco:clamav:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0405, CVE-2010-3434

BID: 43331, 43555

IAVB: 2010-B-0083