VDB-8111 · Bug 6805 · OSVDB 91728

SourceFire ClamAV 0.98 libclamav decrypt_any denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in SourceFire ClamAV 0.98 (Anti-Malware Software). This issue affects the function decrypt_any in the library libclamav. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was released 02/11/2013 by Matthew Olney as 6805 as not defined bug report (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at bugzilla.clamav.net. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1499 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 8113, 8112 and 8110.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.2
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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02/11/2013 🔍
04/02/2013 +50 days 🔍
05/10/2019 +2229 days 🔍


Vendor: cisco.com

Advisory: 6805
Researcher: Matthew Olney
Status: Not defined
OSVDB: 91728

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Created: 04/02/2013 10:45 AM
Updated: 05/10/2019 06:38 PM
Changes: 04/02/2013 10:45 AM (44), 05/10/2019 06:38 PM (2)
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Committer: olku


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