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Asterisk IAX2 video frame buffer overflow

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted IAX2 video stream resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Asterisk.

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA 200606-15
  • Date: June 14, 2006


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-15
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Severity: High
Title: Asterisk: IAX2 video frame buffer overflow
Date: June 14, 2006
Bugs: #135680
ID: 200606-15

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Synopsis
========

Asterisk contains a bug in the IAX2 channel driver making it vulnerable
to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

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 < 1.0.11_p1 >= 1.0.11_p1

Description
===========

Asterisk fails to properly check the length of truncated video frames
in the IAX2 channel driver which results in a buffer overflow.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially
crafted IAX2 video stream resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the permissions of the user running Asterisk.

Workaround
==========

Disable public IAX2 support.

Resolution
==========

All Asterisk users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/asterisk-1.0.11_p1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2898
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2898
[ 2 ] Corelabs Asterisk PBX truncated video frame vulnerability advisory
http://www.coresecurity.com/common/showdoc.php?idx=547&idxseccion=10

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200606-15.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 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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