Asterisk main/http.c DoS (AST-2014-001)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The version of Asterisk installed on the remote host may be affected by
a stack overflow vulnerability.

Description :

According to the version in its SIP banner, the version of Asterisk
running on the remote host is potentially affected by a denial of
service vulnerability.

A stack overflow flaw exists when an HTTP request with a large number of
cookie headers isn't properly validated. A remote attacker could
potentially cause a denial of service if a request has an unlimited
number of cookie headers in the request.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied
only on the application's self-reported version number.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Asterisk / 11.8.1 / 12.1.1 / Certified Asterisk
1.8.15-cert5 / 11.6-cert2, or apply the appropriate patch listed in the
Asterisk advisory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 73019 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66093

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2286