Fedora 15 : asterisk- (2011-14538)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56788


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


The Asterisk Development Team has announced a security release for Asterisk= 1.8. The available security release is released as version

This release is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases

The release of Asterisk resolves an issue with SIP URI parsing whic= h can lead to a remotely exploitable crash :

Remote Crash Vulnerability in SIP channel driver (AST-2011-012)

The issue and resolution is described in the AST-2011-012 security advisory.

For more information about the details of this vulnerability, please read t= he security advisory AST-2011-012, which was released at the same time as this announcement.

For a full list of changes in the current release, please see the ChangeLog :

http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/ChangeLo g-1.8= .7.1

Security advisory AST-2011-012 is 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.


Update the affected asterisk package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56788

File Name: fedora_2011-14538.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/11/14

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:asterisk, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4063

BID: 50177

FEDORA: 2011-14538