Asterisk libcURL HTTP Request Injection (AST-2015-002)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81257
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A telephony application running on the remote host is affected by an HTTP request injection vulnerability.


According to its SIP banner, the version of Asterisk running on the remote host is potentially affected by an HTTP request injection vulnerability due to a flaw within the included libcURL library in the 'parseurlandfillconn' function when handling line feeds and carriage returns. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted request, could exploit this to inject unauthorized HTTP requests containing malicious data or request headers.

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


Upgrade to Asterisk / 11.15.1 / 12.8.1 / 13.1.1 / 1.8.28-cert4 / 11.6-cert10, or apply the appropriate patch listed in the Asterisk advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81257

File Name: asterisk_ast_2015_002.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/10/2015

Updated: 6/27/2018

Dependencies: asterisk_detection.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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: 1/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8150

BID: 71964