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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0897

Original release date: 02/16/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Clam AntiVirus ClamAV before 0.90 does not close open file descriptors under certain conditions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption and failed scans) via CAB archives with a cabinet header record length of zero, which causes a function to return without closing a file descriptor.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service


This vulnerability is addressed in the following product release: Clam AntiVirus, ClamAV, 0.90 Stable

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200703-03
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:017
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0623
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070215 Multiple Vendor ClamAV CAB File Denial of Service Vulnerability
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1263
External Source: XF
Name: clamav-cabfile-dos(32531)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017659
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:043
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: BID
Name: 22580
Type: Patch Information

Vulnerable software and versions

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cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.15 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.20 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.21 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.22 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.23 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.24 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.51 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.52 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.53 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.54 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.60 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.60p and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.65 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.67 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.68 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.68.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.70 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.71 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.72 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.73 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.74 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.75 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.75.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc2 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc3 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.80_rc4 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.81 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.81_rc1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.82 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.83 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84_rc1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.84_rc2 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.85 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.85.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86.2 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.86_rc1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.87 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.87.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.3 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.4 and previous versions
cpe:/a:clam_anti-virus:clamav:0.88.6 and previous versions

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