Cisco ClamAV up to 0.99.3 clamscan libclamav/pdfng.c PDF File out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Cisco ClamAV up to 0.99.3 (Anti-Malware Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the file libclamav/pdfng.c of the component clamscan. The manipulation as part of a PDF File leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 03/16/2018. The weakness was released 03/27/2018 with Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-0202 since 11/27/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 108415 (Debian DLA-1307-1 : clamav security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 197076 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Clamav Vulnerabilities (USN-3592-1)).

Upgrading to version 0.99.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (108415). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 110554, 113070, 113073 and 114085.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 108415
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-1307-1 : clamav security update
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OpenVAS ID: 802808
OpenVAS Name: Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1307-1] clamav security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ClamAV 0.99.4


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Advisory: USN-3592-1
Researcher: Yuki Chen
Organization: Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-0202 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 103603 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Scripting Engine CVE-2018-1000 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Created: 03/28/2018 09:08 AM
Updated: 02/24/2023 11:58 AM
Changes: 03/28/2018 09:08 AM (77), 06/08/2020 06:02 PM (5), 02/06/2021 09:55 AM (3), 02/24/2023 11:58 AM (3)
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