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Asterisk: Two SIP Denial of Service vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200704-01 / asterisk
Release Date April 02, 2007
Latest Revision April 02, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/asterisk < 1.2.14-r2 >= 1.2.14-r2, revision >= 1.0.12-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #171467


Asterisk is vulnerable to two Denial of Service issues in the SIP channel.

2.  Impact Information


Asterisk is an open source implementation of a telephone private branch exchange (PBX).


The Madynes research team at INRIA has discovered that Asterisk contains a null pointer dereferencing error in the SIP channel when handling INVITE messages. Furthermore qwerty1979 discovered that Asterisk 1.2.x fails to properly handle SIP responses with return code 0.


A remote attacker could cause an Asterisk server listening for SIP messages to crash by sending a specially crafted SIP message or answering with a 0 return code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Asterisk users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose net-misc/asterisk

Note: Asterisk 1.0.x is no longer supported upstream so users should consider upgrading to Asterisk 1.2.x.

4.  References


Page updated April 02, 2007

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