ClamAV < 0.97.2 DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5994


The remote host is running an anti-virus application that is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


Versions of ClamAV earlier than 0.97.2 are potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability. An off-by-one error exists in the 'cli_hm_scan' function in the file 'libclamav/matcher-hash.c' that can be exploited by a specially crafted message causing the clamd daemon to crash.


Upgrade to ClamAV 0.97.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5994

File Name: 5994.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2011/07/27

Modified: 2016/11/16

Dependencies: 9794

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:clamav

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/07/26

Reference Information

BID: 48891