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ClamAV < 0.86.1 Content-parsing DoS (deprecated)

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running ClamAV, an open-source antivirus solution for Unix-like systems. This version of ClamAV is reported to be vulnerable to a flaw where the parsing of a malicious file will cause the ClamAV process to crash. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to send a specially formed email to the system running ClamAV. Successful exploitation would result in loss of service.

Solution

Upgrade to version 0.86.1 or higher.