Open Phone Abstraction Library SIP_PDU::Read() denial of service

opal-sip-dos (37000) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The Open Phone Abstraction Library (opal), which is used in Ekiga and OpenH323, is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the SIP_PDU::Read() method in sip/sippdu.cxx when processing SIP packets. By sending a specially-crafted SIP packet, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to write a zero byte to an arbitrary memory address and crash the application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Open H323:
Apply the fix for this vulnerability, available from the OpenH323 SVN Repository. See References.

For Ekiga:
Upgrade to the latest version of Ekiga (2.0.11 or later), available from the Ekiga Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ekiga Ekiga prior to 2.0.11
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • OpenH323 OpenH323 2.2.4 and prior
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 10.0

Reported:

Sep 19, 2007

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