Asterisk Multiple Vulnerabilities (AST-2011-013 / AST-2011-014)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 57289


A telephony application running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to the version in its SIP banner, the version of Asterisk running on the remote host is potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An issue in the SIP protocol can lead to the enumeration of endpoints with NAT settings different from the default. Note that this is an issue with the SIP protocol itself, and that updated versions of Asterisk provide warnings and safer defaults. (AST-2011-013)

- A NULL pointer derefererence can lead to an application crash by a remote, unauthenticated user when processing a SIP request. Note that successful exploitation requires that the 'automon' feature in features.conf be enabled and that it is not by default. (AST-2011-014)


Either update to Asterisk / or later or disable the 'automon' feature in features.conf.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57289

File Name: asterisk_ast_2011_014.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/14/2011

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 12/7/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/18/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4597, CVE-2011-4598

BID: 50989, 50990