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Vulnerability Score 5.1 5.1
CVE Id CVE-2005-1551
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:49:26
Published 14 May 2005 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity HIGH
Authentication NONE



Sophos Anti-Virus 3.93 does not check downloaded files for viruses when they have only been written, which creates a race condition and may allow remote attackers to bypass virus protection if the file is executed before the antivirus starts on system reboot.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Sophos Anti-virus 3.93


XF - sophos-download-virus-undetected(20519)

BUGTRAQ - 20050509 Viruses can evade Sophos Anti-Virus

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:12