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Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2016-006

Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2016-006
Posted Sep 9, 2016
Authored by Mark Michelson | Site asterisk.org

Asterisk Project Security Advisory - Asterisk can be crashed remotely by sending an ACK to it from an endpoint username that Asterisk does not recognize. Most SIP request types result in an "artificial" endpoint being looked up, but ACKs bypass this lookup. The resulting NULL pointer results in a crash when attempting to determine if ACLs should be applied. This issue was introduced in the Asterisk 13.10 release and only affects that release.

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MD5 | 26c0c8d748f1c9752e605ab3456a75b8

Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2016-006

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Product Asterisk
Summary Crash on ACK from unknown endpoint
Nature of Advisory Remote Crash
Susceptibility Remote unauthenticated sessions
Severity Critical
Exploits Known No
Reported On August 3, 2016
Reported By Nappsoft
Posted On
Last Updated On August 31, 2016
Advisory Contact mark DOT michelson AT digium DOT com
CVE Name

Description Asterisk can be crashed remotely by sending an ACK to it
from an endpoint username that Asterisk does not recognize.
Most SIP request types result in an "artificial" endpoint
being looked up, but ACKs bypass this lookup. The resulting
NULL pointer results in a crash when attempting to
determine if ACLs should be applied.

This issue was introduced in the Asterisk 13.10 release and
only affects that release.

This issue only affects users using the PJSIP stack with
Asterisk. Those users that use chan_sip are unaffected.

Resolution ACKs now result in an artificial endpoint being looked up
just like other SIP request types.

Affected Versions
Product Release
Series
Asterisk Open Source 11.x Unaffected
Asterisk Open Source 13.x 13.10.0
Certified Asterisk 11.6 Unaffected
Certified Asterisk 13.8 Unaffected

Corrected In
Product Release
Asterisk Open Source 13.11.1

Patches
SVN URL Revision

Links

Asterisk Project Security Advisories are posted at
http://www.asterisk.org/security

This document may be superseded by later versions; if so, the latest
version will be posted at
http://downloads.digium.com/pub/security/AST-2016-006.pdf and
http://downloads.digium.com/pub/security/AST-2016-006.html

Revision History
Date Editor Revisions Made
August 16, 2016 Mark Michelson Initial draft of Advisory

Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2016-006
Copyright (c) 2016 Digium, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Permission is hereby granted to distribute and publish this advisory in its
original, unaltered form.



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