Ekiga < 4.0.0 Invalid UTF-8 Character Connection Data Parsing DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64458


The version of Ekiga installed on the remote host may be affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to the version in its SIP banner, the version of Ekiga running on the remote host is potentially affected by a vulnerability that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service via invalid UTF-8 characters in the remote user's connection data.


Upgrade to Ekiga 4.0.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64458

File Name: ekiga_4_0_0.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Published: 2/4/2013

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: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5621

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ekiga:ekiga

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, ekiga/sip_detected

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/20/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5621

BID: 56790