Asterisk Manager Interface MixMonitor Privilege Escalation (AST-2014-006)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76087
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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 privilege escalation vulnerability. A flaw exists in the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI) which allows manager users to execute arbitrary shell commands subject to the privileges of the Asterisk process. This flaw exists due to the lack of authorization of the MixMonitor manager action.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Asterisk 11.10.1 / 12.3.1 / Certified Asterisk 11.6-cert3, or apply the appropriate patch listed in the Asterisk advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76087

File Name: asterisk_ast_2014_006.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/17/2014

Updated: 11/26/2019

Dependencies: asterisk_detection.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-4046


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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: 6/12/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4046

BID: 68040