Asterisk main/utils.c ast_uri_encode() CallerID Information Overflow (AST-2011-001)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51644


A telephony application running on the remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


Using a specially crafted caller ID string, an authenticated user placing an outgoing call through the remote Asterisk server can cause a buffer overflow leading to an application crash or execution of arbitrary code.

Successful exploitation may require that the SIP channel driver is configured with the 'pedantic' option enabled.


Upgrade to Asterisk / / / / / /, Asterisk Business Edition C.3.6.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51644

File Name: asterisk_ast_2011_001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: remote

Published: 2011/01/21

Modified: 2016/09/21

Dependencies: 63202

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:digium:asterisk

Required KB Items: asterisk/sip_detected, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0495

BID: 45839

OSVDB: 70518

Secunia: 42935