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: 1.18

Type: remote

Published: 1/21/2011

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:digium:asterisk

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, asterisk/sip_detected

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0495

BID: 45839

SECUNIA: 42935