AST-2014-007: Exhaustion of Allowed Concurrent HTTP Connections Jun 12 2014 08:45PM
Asterisk Security Team (security asterisk org)
Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2014-007

Product Asterisk
Summary Exhaustion of Allowed Concurrent HTTP Connections
Nature of Advisory Denial Of Service
Susceptibility Remote Unauthenticated Sessions
Severity Moderate
Exploits Known No
Reported On May 25, 2014
Reported By Richard Mudgett
Posted On May 9, 2014
Last Updated On June 12, 2014
Advisory Contact Richard Mudgett <rmudgett AT digium DOT com>
CVE Name CVE-2014-4047

Description 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

Resolution The patched versions now have a session_inactivity timeout
option in http.conf that defaults to 30000 ms. Users should
upgrade to a corrected version, apply the released patches,
or disable HTTP support.

Affected Versions
Product Release Series
Asterisk Open Source 1.8.x All versions
Asterisk Open Source 11.x All versions
Asterisk Open Source 12.x All versions
Certified Asterisk 1.8.15 All versions
Certified Asterisk 11.6 All versions

Corrected In
Product Release
Asterisk Open Source, 11.10.1, 12.3.1
Certified Asterisk 1.8.15-cert6, 11.6-cert3

SVN URL Revision
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-007-1.8.diff Asterisk
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-007-11.diff Asterisk
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-007-12.diff Asterisk
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-007-1.8.15.diff Certified
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-007-11.6.diff Certified

Links https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-23673

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Revision History
Date Editor Revisions Made
May 9, 2014 Richard Mudgett Document Creation
June 12, 2014 Matt Jordan Added CVE

Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2014-007
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