[asterisk-users] AST-2016-006: Crash on ACK from unknown endpoint

Asterisk Security Team security at asterisk.org
Thu Sep 8 15:52:24 CDT 2016

               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2016-006

         Product        Asterisk                                              
         Summary        Crash on ACK from unknown endpoint                    
    Nature of Advisory  Remote Crash                                          
      Susceptibility    Remote unauthenticated sessions                       
         Severity       Critical                                              
      Exploits Known    No                                                    
       Reported On      August 3, 2016                                        
       Reported By      Nappsoft                                              
        Posted On       
     Last Updated On    August 31, 2016                                       
     Advisory Contact   mark DOT michelson AT digium DOT com                  
         CVE Name       

    Description  Asterisk can be crashed remotely by sending an ACK to it     
                 from an endpoint username that Asterisk does not recognize.  
                 Most SIP request types result in an "artificial" endpoint    
                 being looked up, but ACKs bypass this lookup. The resulting  
                 NULL pointer results in a crash when attempting to           
                 determine if ACLs should be applied.                         
                 This issue was introduced in the Asterisk 13.10 release and  
                 only affects that release.                                   
                 This issue only affects users using the PJSIP stack with     
                 Asterisk. Those users that use chan_sip are unaffected.      

    Resolution  ACKs now result in an artificial endpoint being looked up     
                just like other SIP request types.                            

                               Affected Versions         
                          Product                        Release  
                   Asterisk Open Source                   11.x    Unaffected  
                   Asterisk Open Source                   13.x    13.10.0     
                    Certified Asterisk                    11.6    Unaffected  
                    Certified Asterisk                    13.8    Unaffected  

                                  Corrected In         
                         Product                              Release         
                  Asterisk Open Source                        13.11.1         

                 SVN URL                              Revision                


    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-2016-006.pdf and             

                                Revision History
         Date            Editor                  Revisions Made               
    August 16, 2016  Mark Michelson  Initial draft of Advisory                

               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2016-006
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