GLSA 200802-11: Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities

Title:Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities
Bugs: #185713


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Asterisk.


Asterisk is an open source telephony engine and tool kit.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
net-misc/asterisk < >= 1.2.17-r1 All supported architectures


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Asterisk:

  • Russel Bryant reported a stack buffer overflow in the IAX2 channel driver (chan_iax2) when bridging calls between chan_iax2 and any channel driver that uses RTP for media (CVE-2007-3762).
  • Chris Clark and Zane Lackey (iSEC Partners) reported a NULL pointer dereference in the IAX2 channel driver (chan_iax2) (CVE-2007-3763).
  • Will Drewry (Google Security) reported a vulnerability in the Skinny channel driver (chan_skinny), resulting in an overly large memcpy (CVE-2007-3764).
  • Will Drewry (Google Security) reported a vulnerability in the IAX2 channel driver (chan_iax2), that does not correctly handle unauthenticated transactions using a 3-way handshake (CVE-2007-4103).


By sending a long voice or video RTP frame, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code on the target machine. Sending specially crafted LAGRQ or LAGRP frames containing information elements of IAX frames, or a certain data length value in a crafted packet, or performing a flood of calls not completing a 3-way handshake, could result in a Denial of Service.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Asterisk users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/asterisk-1.2.17-r1"



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