A vulnerability in the Excel XLM macro parsing module in Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) Software versions 0.103.0 and 0.103.1 could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to improper error handling that may result in an infinite loop. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted Excel file to an affected device. An exploit could allow the attacker to cause the ClamAV scanning process hang, resulting in a denial of service condition.
Published 2021-04-08 05:15:12
Updated 2022-08-05 17:18:41
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Vulnerability category: Input validationDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-1252

0.22%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 60 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-1252

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:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
Cisco Systems, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2021-1252

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Secondary)
  • The product contains an iteration or loop with an exit condition that cannot be reached, i.e., an infinite loop.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-1252

Products affected by CVE-2021-1252

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