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Scanner hangs - unable to scan specific file (possibly exploitable?)


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The scanner hangs on a manual scan of a specific installer EXE file.

File: nmap-7.92-setup.exe
SHA256: B2400DB1A4AF9607FDD6EE50E0F5926D8B9272F89EEC93D4C30B56DC854AFB7A
Website: https://nmap.org/
File source: https://nmap.org/dist/nmap-7.92-setup.exe
Virustotal results: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/b2400db1a4af9607fdd6ee50e0f5926d8b9272f89eec93d4c30b56dc854afb7a

Virustotal lists 5 other scanners as unable to process the filetype as well, with Emsisoft being the only one listed with "confirmed timeout".

Being unable to scan a file - now, not much imagination needed here as to why that could possibly be exploitable by malware creators. Even though the specific file here is clean, it's still unscannable by Emsisoft!

Just figured I'd ping you on this to make you guys aware of it.

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Thank you for reporting this issue, I've been able to reproduce it and have sent the information to our development team.

I can confirm this file is in fact clean and you can run the installer without any problem.

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