Gentoo: 201209-15 Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Asterisk, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201209-15
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: September 26, 2012
     Bugs: #425050, #433750
       ID: 201209-15

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Asterisk, the worst of
which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Asterisk is an open source telephony engine and toolkit.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-misc/asterisk           < 1.8.15.1               >= 1.8.15.1

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Asterisk:

* An error in manager.c allows shell access (CVE-2012-2186).
* An error in Asterisk could cause all RTP ports to be exhausted
  (CVE-2012-3812).
* A double-free error could occur when two parties attempt to
  manipulate the same voicemail account simultaneously (CVE-2012-3863).
* Asterisk does not properly implement certain ACL rules
  (CVE-2012-4737).

Impact
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A remote, authenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or
bypass outbound call restrictions.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Asterisk users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/asterisk-1.8.15.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-2186
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-2186
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-3812
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-3812
[ 3 ] CVE-2012-3863
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-3863
[ 4 ] CVE-2012-4737
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4737

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201209-15.xml

Concerns?
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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
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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