GLSA 200610-15 Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 10/31/2006 01:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200610-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 30, 2006
Bugs: #144941, #151881
ID: 200610-15

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Synopsis
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Asterisk is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary code or a
Denial of Service.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/asterisk lt; 1.2.13 gt;= 1.2.13

Description
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Asterisk contains buffer overflows in channels/chan_mgcp.c from the
MGCP driver and in channels/chan_skinny.c from the Skinny channel
driver for Cisco SCCP phones. It also dangerously handles
client-controlled variables to determine filenames in the Record()
function. Finally, the SIP channel driver in channels/chan_sip.c could
use more resources than necessary under unspecified circumstances.

Impact
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A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code by sending a crafted
audit endpoint (AUEP) response, by sending an overly large Skinny
packet even before authentication, or by making use of format strings
specifiers through the client-controlled variables. An attacker could
also cause a Denial of Service by resource consumption through the SIP
channel driver.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround for the format strings vulnerability at
this time. You can comment the lines in /etc/asterisk/mgcp.conf,
/etc/asterisk/skinny.conf and /etc/asterisk/sip.conf to deactivate the
three vulnerable channel drivers. Please note that the MGCP channel
driver is disabled by default.

Resolution
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All Asterisk users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/asterisk-1.2.13"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4345
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4345
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-4346
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4346
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-5444
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5444
[ 4 ] CVE-2006-5445
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5445

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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