This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
The Asterisk Development Team has announced security releases for
Asterisk 1.6.2, 1.8, and 10. The available security releases are
released as versions 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, and 10.3.1.
These releases are available for immediate download at
The release of Asterisk 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and 10.3.1 resolve the
following two issues :
- A permission escalation vulnerability in Asterisk
Manager Interface. This would potentially allow remote
authenticated users the ability to execute commands on
the system shell with the privileges of the user running
the Asterisk application.
- A heap overflow vulnerability in the Skinny Channel
driver. The keypad button message event failed to check
the length of a fixed length buffer before appending a
received digit to the end of that buffer. A remote
authenticated user could send sufficient keypad button
message events that the buffer would be overrun.
In addition, the release of Asterisk 184.108.40.206 and 10.3.1 resolve the
following issue :
- A remote crash vulnerability in the SIP channel driver
when processing UPDATE requests. If a SIP UPDATE request
was received indicating a connected line update after a
channel was terminated but before the final destruction
of the associated SIP dialog, Asterisk would attempt a
connected line update on a non-existing channel, causing
These issues and their resolution are described in the security
For more information about the details of these vulnerabilities,
please read security advisories AST-2012-004, AST-2012-005, and
AST-2012-006, which were released at the same time as this
For a full list of changes in the current releases, please see the
The security advisories are available at :
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
See also :
Update the affected asterisk package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
Public Exploit Available : true