SIP Script Remote Command Execution via Shellshock

critical Nessus Plugin ID 78822


The remote SIP server uses scripts that allow remote command execution via Shellshock.


The remote host appears to be running SIP. SIP itself is not vulnerable to Shellshock; however, any Bash script that SIP runs for filtering or other routing tasks could potentially be affected if the script exports an environmental variable from the content or headers of a SIP message.

A negative result from this plugin does not prove conclusively that the remote system is not affected by Shellshock, only that any scripts the SIP proxy may be running do not create the conditions that are exploitable via the Shellshock flaw.


Apply the referenced Bash patch or remove the affected SIP scripts / modules.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 78822

File Name: shellshock_sip_invite.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 11/3/2014

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-6271


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:gnu:bash

Required KB Items: Settings/ThoroughTests

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2014

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 7/28/2022

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Qmail SMTP Bash Environment Variable Injection (Shellshock))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6271

BID: 70103

CERT: 252743

IAVA: 2014-A-0142

EDB-ID: 34765, 34766, 34777, 34860