Ekiga < 4.0.1 ptlib XML Expansion Recursion DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 66033


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 installed version of Ekiga on the remote host is earlier than 4.0.1 and thus contains a version of the ptlib library that fails to conduct proper length checks during XML expansion. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this issue to consume extreme amounts of CPU and memory through the use of a specially crafted XML document.


Upgrade to Ekiga 4.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66033

File Name: ekiga_4_0_1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 4/19/2013

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


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:ekiga:ekiga

Required KB Items: ekiga/sip_detected, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1864

BID: 58520