GLSA 200703-14 Asterisk: SIP Denial of Service
Posted on: 03/17/2007 12:50 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Asterisk: SIP Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Asterisk: SIP Denial of Service
Date: March 16, 2007
Bugs: #169616
ID: 200703-14

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

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; 1.2.14-r1 gt;= 1.2.14-r1
*gt;= 1.0.12-r1

Description
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The MU Security Research Team discovered that Asterisk contains a
NULL-pointer dereferencing error in the SIP channel when handling
request messages.

Impact
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A remote attacker could cause an Asterisk server listening for SIP
messages to crash by sending a specially crafted SIP request message.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Asterisk users should upgrade to the latest version:

# 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.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1306
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1306
[ 2 ] MU-200703-01
http://labs.musecurity.com/advisories/MU-200703-01.txt

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-200703-14.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 2007 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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