[asterisk-users] Asterisk 1.8.15-cert6,, 11.6-cert3, 11.10.1, 12.3.1 Now Available (Security Release)

Asterisk Development Team asteriskteam at digium.com
Thu Jun 12 15:41:00 CDT 2014

The Asterisk Development Team has announced security releases for Certified
Asterisk 1.8.15, 11.6, and Asterisk 1.8, 11, and 12. The available security
releases are released as versions 1.8.15-cert6, 11.6-cert3,, 11.10.1,
and 12.3.1.

These releases are available for immediate download at

The release of these versions resolves the following issue:

* AST-2014-007: Denial of Service via Exhaustion of Allowed Concurrent HTTP

  Establishing a TCP or TLS connection to the configured HTTP or HTTPS port
  respectively in http.conf and then not sending or completing a HTTP request
  will tie up a HTTP session. By doing this repeatedly until the maximum number
  of open HTTP sessions is reached, legitimate requests are blocked.

Additionally, the release of 11.6-cert3, 11.10.1, and 12.3.1 resolves the
following issue:

* AST-2014-006: Permission Escalation via Asterisk Manager User Unauthorized
                Shell Access

  Manager users can execute arbitrary shell commands with the MixMonitor manager
  action. Asterisk does not require system class authorization for a manager
  user to use the MixMonitor action, so any manager user who is permitted to use
  manager commands can potentially execute shell commands as the user executing
  the Asterisk process.

Additionally, the release of 12.3.1 resolves the following issues:

* AST-2014-005: Remote Crash in PJSIP Channel Driver's Publish/Subscribe

  A remotely exploitable crash vulnerability exists in the PJSIP channel
  driver's pub/sub framework. If an attempt is made to unsubscribe when not
  currently subscribed and the endpoint's “sub_min_expiry” is set to zero,
  Asterisk tries to create an expiration timer with zero seconds, which is not
  allowed, so an assertion raised.

* AST-2014-008: Denial of Service in PJSIP Channel Driver Subscriptions

  When a SIP transaction timeout caused a subscription to be terminated, the
  action taken by Asterisk was guaranteed to deadlock the thread on which SIP
  requests are serviced. Note that this behavior could only happen on
  established subscriptions, meaning that this could only be exploited if an
  attacker bypassed authentication and successfully subscribed to a real
  resource on the Asterisk server.

These issues and their resolutions are described in the security advisories.

For more information about the details of these vulnerabilities, please read
security advisories AST-2014-005, AST-2014-006, AST-2014-007, and AST-2014-008,
which were released at the same time as this announcement.

For a full list of changes in the current releases, please see the ChangeLogs:


The security advisories are available at:

 * http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-005.pdf
 * http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-006.pdf
 * http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-007.pdf
 * http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-008.pdf

Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!

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