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CVE-2019-15961 Detail

Description

A vulnerability in the email parsing module Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) Software versions 0.102.0, 0.101.4 and prior could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to inefficient MIME parsing routines that result in extremely long scan times of specially formatted email files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted email file to an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the ClamAV scanning process to scan the crafted email file indefinitely, resulting in a denial of service condition.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.clamav.net/show_bug.cgi?id=12380 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/02/msg00016.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://quickview.cloudapps.cisco.com/quickview/bug/CSCvr56010 Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202003-46 Third Party Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4230-2/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation Reference acceptance level Cisco Systems, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-15961
NVD Published Date:
01/15/2020
NVD Last Modified:
10/19/2022
Source:
Cisco Systems, Inc.