AST-2015-001: File descriptor leak when incompatible codecs are offered Jan 28 2015 11:29PM
Asterisk Security Team (security asterisk org)
Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2015-001

Product Asterisk
Summary File descriptor leak when incompatible codecs are
Nature of Advisory Resource exhaustion
Susceptibility Remote Authenticated Sessions
Severity Major
Exploits Known No
Reported On 6 January, 2015
Reported By Y Ateya
Posted On 9 January, 2015
Last Updated On January 28, 2015
Advisory Contact Mark Michelson <mmichelson AT digium DOT com>
CVE Name Pending

Description Asterisk may be configured to only allow specific audio or
video codecs to be used when communicating with a
particular endpoint. When an endpoint sends an SDP offer
that only lists codecs not allowed by Asterisk, the offer
is rejected. However, in this case, RTP ports that are
allocated in the process are not reclaimed.

This issue only affects the PJSIP channel driver in
Asterisk. Users of the chan_sip channel driver are not

As the resources are allocated after authentication, this
issue only affects communications with authenticated

Resolution The reported leak has been patched.

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

Corrected In
Product Release
Asterisk Open Source 12.8.1, 13.1.1

SVN URL Revision
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-001-12.diff Asterisk
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2015-001-13.diff Asterisk

Links https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-24666

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Revision History
Date Editor Revisions Made
9 January, 2015 Mark Michelson Initial creation

Asterisk Project Security Advisory - AST-2015-001
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