ClamAV AntiVirus software versions 0.99.2 and prior contain a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to improper input validation checking mechanisms in mbox.c during certain mail parsing functions of the ClamAV software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted email to the affected device. An exploit could trigger a NULL pointer dereference condition when ClamAV scans the malicious email, which may result in a DoS condition.
Published 2018-01-26 20:29:01
Updated 2018-03-16 01:29:04
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-12380

0.88%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 80 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-12380

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.8
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
10.0
6.9
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-12380

  • A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-12380

Products affected by CVE-2017-12380

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