Fedora 15 : asterisk-1.8.3.3-1.fc15 (2011-5835)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

The Asterisk Development Team has announced security releases for
Asterisk branches 1.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, and 1.8. The available security
releases are released as versions 1.4.40.1, 1.6.1.25, 1.6.2.17.3, and
1.8.3.3.

These releases are available for immediate download at
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases

The releases of Asterisk 1.4.40.1, 1.6.1.25, 1.6.2.17.3, and 1.8.3.3
resolve two issues :

- File Descriptor Resource Exhaustion (AST-2011-005)

- Asterisk Manager User Shell Access (AST-2011-006)

The issues and resolutions are described in the AST-2011-005 and
AST-2011-006 security advisories.

For more information about the details of these vulnerabilities,
please read the security advisories AST-2011-005 and AST-2011-006,
which were released at the same time as this announcement.

For a full list of changes in the current releases, please see the
ChangeLog :

http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/ChangeLo
g-1.4.40.1
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/ChangeLo
g-1.6.1.25
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/ChangeLo
g-1.6.2.17.3
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/ChangeLo
g-1.8.3.3

Security advisory AST-2011-005 and AST-2011-006 are available at :

http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2011-005.pdf
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2011-006.pdf

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2011-005.pdf
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/security/AST-2011-006.pdf
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases
http://www.nessus.org/u?cb56878c
http://www.nessus.org/u?3157653f
http://www.nessus.org/u?d7b1180e
http://www.nessus.org/u?58e47bf4
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=698916
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=698917
http://www.nessus.org/u?2aa6caf8

Solution :

Update the affected asterisk package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53566 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47537

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1507
CVE-2011-1599

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