Asterisk Manager User Unauthorized Shell Access (AST-2012-004)

high Nessus Plugin ID 58904


A telephony application running on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to the version in its SIP banner, the version of Asterisk running on the remote host is potentially affected by a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to run arbitrary commands with the credentials of the Asterisk server.


Upgrade to Asterisk / / 10.3.1 / C.3.7.4 or apply the patches listed in the Asterisk advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58904

File Name: asterisk_ast_2012_004.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/27/2012

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:digium:asterisk

Required KB Items: asterisk/sip_detected, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2414

BID: 53206