Asterisk: Denial of Service — GLSA 201202-06

A vulnerability in Asterisk could allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

net-misc/asterisk on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.8.2
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.8.2

Background

Asterisk is an open source telephony engine and toolkit.

Description

A vulnerability has been found in Asterisk's handling of certain encrypted streams where the res_srtp module has been loaded but video support has not been enabled.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted SDP message to the Asterisk daemon, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Asterisk users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/asterisk-1.8.8.2"
 

References

Release Date
February 22, 2012

Latest Revision
February 22, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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