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: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: remote

Published: 2013/02/04

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 64457

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ekiga:ekiga

Required KB Items: ekiga/sip_detected, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5621

BID: 56790

OSVDB: 88292