[asterisk-announce] AST-2015-003: TLS Certificate Common name NULL byte exploit

Asterisk Security Team security at asterisk.org
Wed Apr 8 16:20:32 CDT 2015

               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2015-003

         Product        Asterisk                                              
         Summary        TLS Certificate Common name NULL byte exploit         
    Nature of Advisory  Man in the Middle Attack                              
      Susceptibility    Remote Authenticated Sessions                         
         Severity       Major                                                 
      Exploits Known    None                                                  
       Reported On      12 January, 2015                                      
       Reported By      Maciej Szmigiero                                      
        Posted On       March 04, 2015                                        
     Last Updated On    April 8, 2015                                         
     Advisory Contact   Jonathan Rose <jrose AT digium DOT com>               
         CVE Name       CVE-2015-3008                                         

   Description When Asterisk registers to a SIP TLS device and and verifies the 
               server, Asterisk will accept signed certificates that match a    
               common name other than the one Asterisk is expecting if the      
               signed certificate has a common name containing a null byte      
               after the portion of the common name that Asterisk expected. For 
               example, if Asterisk is trying to register to www.domain.com,    
               Asterisk will accept certificates of the form                    
               www.domain.com\x00www.someotherdomain.com - for more information 
               on this exploit, see                                             

    Resolution  Asterisk has been patched to verify that the common name      
                length of the certificate matches the common name that        
                Asterisk actually reads. Asterisk will not accept             
                certificates with common names that contain null bytes.       

                               Affected Versions       
                         Product                       Release  
                  Asterisk Open Source                  1.8.x   All versions  
                  Asterisk Open Source                  11.x    All versions  
                  Asterisk Open Source                  12.x    All versions  
                  Asterisk Open Source                  13.x    All versions  
                   Certified Asterisk                  1.8.28   All versions  
                   Certified Asterisk                   11.6    All versions  
                   Certified Asterisk                   13.1    All versions  

                                  Corrected In
          Product                              Release                        
    Asterisk Open Source , 11.17.1, 12.8.2 13.3.2           
     Certified Asterisk         1.8.28-cert5, 11.6-cert11, 13.1-cert2         

                                 SVN URL                               Revision  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-003-1.8.28.diff Certified 
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-003-11.6.diff   Certified 
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-003-13.1.diff   Certified 
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-003-1.8.diff    Asterisk  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-003-11.diff     Asterisk  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-003-12.diff     Asterisk  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-003-13.diff     Asterisk  

    Links  https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-24847             

    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-2015-003.pdf and             

                                Revision History
         Date          Editor                   Revisions Made                
    19 March, 2015  Jonathan Rose  Initial creation of document               
    08 April, 2015  Matt Jordan    Added CVE.                                 

               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2015-003
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