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                    Asterisk Project patches Remote DoS
                             15 December 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Asterisk
Publisher:         Digium
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 

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               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2017-012

          Product         Asterisk                                            
          Summary         Remote Crash Vulnerability in RTCP Stack            
     Nature of Advisory   Denial of Service                                   
       Susceptibility     Remote Unauthenticated Sessions                     
          Severity        Moderate                                            
       Exploits Known     No                                                  
        Reported On       October 30, 2017                                    
        Reported By       Tzafrir Cohen and Vitezslav Novy                    
         Posted On        December 13, 2017                                   
      Last Updated On     December 12, 2017                                   
      Advisory Contact    Jcolp AT digium DOT com                             
          CVE Name        

    Description  If a compound RTCP packet is received containing more than   
                 one report (for example a Receiver Report and a Sender       
                 Report) the RTCP stack will incorrectly store report         
                 information outside of allocated memory potentially causing  
                 a crash.                                                     
                 For all versions of Asterisk this vulnerability requires an  
                 active call to be established.                               
                 For versions of Asterisk 13.17.2, 14.6.2, 15.0.0,            
                 13.13-cert6 and greater an additional level of security is   
                 placed upon RTCP packets. If the probation period for        
                 incoming RTP traffic has passed any received RTCP packets    
                 must contain the same SSRC as the RTP traffic. If the RTCP   
                 packets do not then they are dropped. This ensures other     
                 parties can not inject RTCP packets without they themselves  
                 establishing an active call.                                 

    Resolution  The RTCP stack has been changed so the report information is  
                always stored in allocated memory. The provided patches can   
                be applied to the appropriate version or the latest version   
                of Asterisk can be installed to receive the fix.              

                               Affected Versions
                Product              Release Series  
         Asterisk Open Source             13.x       All Versions             
         Asterisk Open Source             14.x       All Versions             
         Asterisk Open Source             15.x       All Versions             
          Certified Asterisk             13.13       All Versions             

                                  Corrected In
                 Product                              Release                 
           Asterisk Open Source               13.18.4, 14.7.4, 15.1.4         
            Certified Asterisk                      13.13-cert9               

                                SVN URL                               Revision  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2017-012-13.diff    Asterisk  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2017-012-14.diff    Asterisk  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2017-012-15.diff    Asterisk  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2017-012-13.13.diff Certified 

       Links     https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-27382       

    Asterisk Project Security Advisories are posted at                        
    This document may be superseded by later versions; if so, the latest      
    version will be posted at                                                 
    http://downloads.digium.com/pub/security/AST-2017-012.pdf and             

                                Revision History
          Date                 Editor                  Revisions Made         
    November 30, 2017  Joshua Colp              Initial Revision              

               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2017-012
               Copyright © 2017 Digium, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  Permission is hereby granted to distribute and publish this advisory in its
                           original, unaltered form.

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