[asterisk-users] AST-2020-001: Remote crash in res_pjsip_session

Asterisk Security Team security at asterisk.org
Thu Nov 5 16:24:20 CST 2020

               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2020-001

          Product         Asterisk                                            
          Summary         Remote crash in res_pjsip_session                   
     Nature of Advisory   Denial of service                                   
       Susceptibility     Remote authenticated sessions                       
          Severity        Moderate                                            
       Exploits Known     No                                                  
        Reported On       August 31, 2020                                     
        Reported By       Sandro Gauci                                        
         Posted On        November 5, 2020                                    
      Last Updated On     November 4, 2020                                    
      Advisory Contact    kharwell AT sangoma DOT com                         
          CVE Name        

      Description     Upon receiving a new SIP Invite, Asterisk did not       
                      return the created dialog locked or referenced. This    
                      caused a “gap” between the creation of the dialog       
                      object, and its next use by the thread that created     
                      it. Depending upon some off nominal circumstances, and  
                      timing it was possible for another thread to free said  
                      dialog in this “gap”. Asterisk could then crash when    
                      the dialog object, or any of its dependent objects      
                      were de-referenced, or accessed next by the initial     
                      creation thread.                                        
                      Note, however that this crash can only occur when       
                      using  a connection oriented protocol (e.g. TCP, TLS)   
                      for the SIP transport. If you are using UDP then your   
                      system should not be affected.                          
                      As well, the remote client must be authenticated, or    
                      Asterisk must be configured for anonymous calling in    
                      order for this problem to manifest.                     
    Modules Affected  res_pjsip.c, res_pjsip_session.c, res_pjsip_pubsub.c    

    Resolution  Asterisk now returns the newly created dialog object both     
                locked, and with its reference count increased. The lock,     
                and added reference are then held until such a time it is     
                safe to release both the lock, and decrement the reference    

                               Affected Versions
                Product              Release Series  
         Asterisk Open Source             13.x       All releases             
         Asterisk Open Source             16.x       All releases             
         Asterisk Open Source             17.x       All releases             
         Asterisk Open Source             18.x       All releases             
          Certified Asterisk              16.8       All releases             

                                  Corrected In
               Product                              Release                   
        Asterisk Open Source           13.37.1, 16.14.1, 17.8.1, 18.0.1       
         Certified Asterisk                       16.8-cert5                  

                                SVN URL                               Revision  
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2020-001-13.diff   Asterisk   
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2020-001-16.diff   Asterisk   
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2020-001-17.diff   Asterisk   
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2020-001-18.diff   Asterisk   
   http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2020-001-16.8.diff Certified  

       Links     https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-29057       

    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-2020-001.pdf and             

                                Revision History
            Date                 Editor                Revisions Made         
    November 5, 2020      Kevin Harwell          Initial revision             

               Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2020-001
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