ClamAV < 0.99 DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9792


The remote host is running a version of ClamAV that is affected by a Denial of Service (DoS) attack vector.


Versions of ClamAV prior to 0.99 are affected by a flaw that is triggered when handling the scan of a specially crafted document. This may allow a remote attacker to cause the Advance Malware Protection (AMP) process to restart.


Upgrade to ClamAV 0.99 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9792

File Name: 9792.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2016/11/18

Modified: 2016/11/18

Dependencies: 9795

Nessus ID: 93801

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:clamav

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1405