Executive Summary

Name CVE-2005-3500 First vendor Publication 2005-11-05
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2011-03-08

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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The tnef_attachment function in tnef.c for Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) before 0.87.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and memory exhaustion) via a crafted value in a CAB file that causes ClamAV to repeatedly scan the same block.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3500

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 33

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-10-10 Name : SLES9: Security update for clamav
File : nvt/sles9p5016172.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
20483 Clam AntiVirus tnef.c tnef_attachment Function Infinite Loop DoS

Clam AntiVirus contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered due to a design error of the 'tnef_attachment()' function in 'tnef.c', which uses an user controlled value of the 'fseek()' function to move the file pointer to a specific byte in a file. With a specially crafted CAB file, a remote attacker can cause the application to enter an infinite loop resulting in a loss of availability.

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-03-22 Clam Anti-Virus TNEF file handling denial of service attempt
RuleID : 29889 - Revision : 2 - Type : FILE-OTHER
2014-03-22 Clam Anti-Virus TNEF file handling denial of service attempt
RuleID : 29888 - Revision : 3 - Type : FILE-OTHER

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2006-10-14 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-887.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-01-15 Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2005-205.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2005-11-07 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200511-04.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15316
CONFIRM http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=368319
DEBIAN http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-887
GENTOO http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200511-04.xml
IDEFENSE http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=333&type=vulnerabilities
MANDRIVA http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:205
OSVDB http://www.osvdb.org/20483
SECTRACK http://securitytracker.com/id?1015154
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/17184
SREASON http://securityreason.com/securityalert/152
VUPEN http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/2294

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