AST-2014-012: Mixed IP address families in access control lists may permit unwanted traffic. Nov 21 2014 12:14AM
Asterisk Security Team (security asterisk org)
Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2014-012

Product Asterisk
Summary Mixed IP address families in access control lists
may permit unwanted traffic.
Nature of Advisory Unauthorized Access
Susceptibility Remote unauthenticated sessions
Severity Moderate
Exploits Known No
Reported On 25 October, 2014
Reported By Andreas Steinmetz
Posted On 20 November, 2014
Last Updated On November 20, 2014
Advisory Contact Mark Michelson <mmichelson AT digium DOT com>
CVE Name Pending

Description Many modules in Asterisk that service incoming IP traffic
have ACL options ("permit" and "deny") that can be used to
whitelist or blacklist address ranges. A bug has been
discovered where the address family of incoming packets is
only compared to the IP address family of the first entry
in the list of access control rules. If the source IP
address for an incoming packet is not of the same address
family as the first ACL entry, that packet bypasses all ACL
rules. For ACLs whose rules are all of the same address
family, there is no issue.

Note that while the incoming packet may bypass ACL rules,
the packet is still subject to any authentication
requirements that the specific protocol employs.

This issue affects the following parts of Asterisk

* All VoIP channel drivers


* Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)

Resolution The ACL code has been amended to compare the incoming
packet's source address family against the address families
for all rules.

Affected Versions
Product Release
Asterisk Open Source 1.8.x All versions
Asterisk Open Source 11.x All versions
Asterisk Open Source 12.x All versions
Asterisk Open Source 13.x All versions
Certified Asterisk 1.8.28 All versions
Certified Asterisk 11.6 All versions

Corrected In
Product Release
Asterisk Open Source, 11.14.1, 12.7.1, 13.0.1
Certified Asterisk 1.8.28-cert3, 11.6-cert8

SVN URL Revision
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-012-1.8.diff Asterisk
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-012-1.8.28.diff Certified
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-012-11.diff Asterisk
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-012-11.6.diff Certified
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-012-12.diff Asterisk
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2014-012-13.diff Asterisk

Links https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-24469

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-2014-012.pdf and

Revision History
Date Editor Revisions Made
5 November, 2014 Mark Michelson Initial Advisory created

Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2014-012
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