Asterisk Heap-Based Buffer Overflow in Skinny Channel Driver (AST-2012-005)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58905


A telephony application running on the remote host is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow 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 a remote attacker to crash the server, or possibly inject arbitrary code by sending repeated KEYPAD_BUTTON_MESSAGE events over a Skinny channel to overflow a buffer.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58905

File Name: asterisk_ast_2012_005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2012/04/27

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 63202

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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: 2012/04/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2415

BID: 53210

OSVDB: 81455