FreeBSD : asterisk -- Long Contact URIs in REGISTER requests can crash Asterisk (ee50726e-0319-11e6-aa86-001999f8d30b)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90556


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Asterisk project reports :

Asterisk may crash when processing an incoming REGISTER request if that REGISTER contains a Contact header with a lengthy URI.

This crash will only happen for requests that pass authentication.
Unauthenticated REGISTER requests will not result in a crash occurring.

This vulnerability only affects Asterisk when using PJSIP as its SIP stack. The chan_sip module does not have this problem.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90556

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ee50726e031911e6aa86001999f8d30b.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/04/18

Modified: 2016/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:asterisk13, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/19