Asterisk SIP Channel Driver Denial of Service (AST-2011-007)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 54971


A telephony application running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to the version in its SIP banner, the version of Asterisk running on the remote host is 1.8.x prior to It, therefore, could be affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

If a remote attacker initiates a SIP call and the recipient picks up, the remote user can reply with a malformed Contact header that will cause Asterisk to crash.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 54971

File Name: asterisk_ast_2011_007.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Published: 2011/06/05

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 63202

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2011/06/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/06/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2216

BID: 48096

Secunia: 44828