Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1523-1 asterisk -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Sep 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 909554.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-17281.
More information:

Sean Bright discovered that Asterisk, a PBX and telephony toolkit, contained a stack overflow vulnerability in the module that allowed remote attackers to crash Asterisk via specially crafted HTTP requests to upgrade the connection to a websocket.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1:11.13.1~dfsg-2+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your asterisk packages.

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